Susanna PASTICCI, Rhetoric and quotation in 20th-century music

The paper first stresses some problems of the application of rhetoric to the music of the 20th century, when the composers, more preoccupied with the "will of the sound" than with the expectations of the listeners, turn away from it. It then shows that rhetoric analysis remains possible, even necessary, on the one hand because the 20th-century repertory does not categorically reject the discursive logic, on the other hand in order to make good for a lack of analysis of perceptive reactions. It questions the phenomenon of quotation as a rhetoric means.