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2014-05-07 16:45 Marking up opera

By Richard Lewis

One of Transforming Musicology's core musicological work packages addresses the leitmotive technique of Richard Wagner. In this work we are applying a mixed disciplines approach comprising: humanistic literature study of the ways the leitmotives have been identified and discussed since the operas' first performances up to the present; computational audio similarity experiments to find known leitmotives and potential leitmotive candidates; and pyschological listening tests of participants with a range of Wagner experience to understand how they hear the operas and the leitmotives.

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