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Musical Meaning and Human Values

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ISBN-10: 0823230104

ISBN-13: 9780823230105

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Keith Chapin, Lawrence Kramer

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Musical understanding has evolved dramatically in recent years, principally through a heightened appreciation of musical meaning in its social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions. This collection of essays by leading scholars addresses an aspect of meaning that has not yet received its due: the relation of meaning in this broad humanistic sense to the shaping of fundamental values. The volume examines the open and active circle between the values and valuations placed on music by both individuals and societies, and the discovery, through music, of what and how to value.With a combination of cultural criticism and close readings of musical works, the contributors demonstrate repeatedly…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

List of Examples and Figures
Due Rose, Due Volte: A Study of Early Modern Subjectivities
Sublime Experience and Ironic Action: E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Use of Music for Life
The Devoted Ear: Music as Contemplation
Music and Fantasy
Whose Brahms Is It Anyway? Observations on the Recorded Legacy of the B, Piano Concerto, Op. 83
The Civilizing Process: Music and the Aesthetics of Time-Space Relations in The Girl of the Golden West
A Farewell, a Femme Fatale, and a Film: Three Awkward Moments in Twentieth-Century Music
"Pour Out . . . Forgiveness Like a Wine": Can Music "Say an Existence Is Wrong"?
Index of Works