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Understanding Music: Philosophy and Interpretation

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Roger Scruton first addressed this topic in his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music (OUP) and in this new book he applies the theory to the practice and examines a number of composers and musical forms. His continued fascination with Wagner provides much interesting content but he also deals near-death blows to his favorite targets like Pierre Boulez and Hoagy Carmichael. His legal encounter with The Pet Shop Boys is well documented (they sued him for libel in 1999) and the book closes with a devastating chapter on pop music, containing more controversial views that readers will relish. Many will be delighted; others enraged. However, underlying this book there is a consistent argument and passion for tonality and rhythm.

Synopsis:

Following his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music, Scruton explores the fundamental elements that constitute a great piece of music.

Synopsis:

Roger Scruton first addressed this topic in his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music (OUP) and in this new book he applies the theory to the practice and examines a number of composers and musical forms. His continued fascination with Wagner provides much interesting content but he also deals near-death blows to his favorite targets like Pierre Boulez and Hoagy Carmichael. His legal encounter with The Pet Shop Boys is well documented (they sued him for libel in 1999) and the book closes with a devastating chapter on pop music, containing more controversial views that readers will relish. Many will be delighted; others enraged. However, underlying this book there is a consistent argument and passion for tonality and rhythm.

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Musical Movement2. Rhythm3. Music and Emotion4. Wittgenstein and Music5. Sounds: Metaphysical Analysis6. Mozart7. Beethoven`s Ninth8. Love and Justice in Wagner9. Janaceck as Model10. Szymanowski11. The Music of America12. The Disaster of Pop

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847065063
Author:
Scruton, Roger
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
Music - Interpretat
Subject:
Music-Music Appreciation
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.36 x 1 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Form
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Music Appreciation
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Theory
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Reference
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by , Following his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music, Scruton explores the fundamental elements that constitute a great piece of music.
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Roger Scruton first addressed this topic in his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music (OUP) and in this new book he applies the theory to the practice and examines a number of composers and musical forms. His continued fascination with Wagner provides much interesting content but he also deals near-death blows to his favorite targets like Pierre Boulez and Hoagy Carmichael. His legal encounter with The Pet Shop Boys is well documented (they sued him for libel in 1999) and the book closes with a devastating chapter on pop music, containing more controversial views that readers will relish. Many will be delighted; others enraged. However, underlying this book there is a consistent argument and passion for tonality and rhythm.
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