Introduction to a Philosophy of Music

ISBN-10: 0198250487
ISBN-13: 9780198250487
Edition: 2002
Authors: Peter Kivy
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Philosophy of music has flourished in the last thirty years, with great advances made in the understanding of the nature of music and its aesthetics. Peter Kivy has been at the centre of this flourishing, and now offers his personal introduction to philosophy of music, a clear and lively explanation of how he sees the most important and interesting philosophical issues relating to music. Anyone interested in music will find this a stimulating introduction to some fascinating questions and ideas.

Preface
Philosophy of…
A Little History
Emotions in the Music
A Little More History
Formalism
Enhanced Formalism
The Emotions in You
Foes of Formalism
First the Words: Then the Music
Words without Songs
The Work
And the Performance Thereof
Why Should you Listen?
Readings and References
Index

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