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The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music

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A collection of twelve essays ranging in topic from Symbolism in Music to Wagner's Conception of the Dream, with an Introduction by Christopher Hatch.

Faint pencil price erasure top ffep. Otherwise unmarked inside and out. xi, 249 pp.

Edward A. Lippman's writings on musical aesthetics comprise a wide variety of areas and employ both systematic and historical approaches, reflecting throughout his unrivaled knowledge of the philosophical literature on music and his deep understanding of the musical repertory. These essays span a broad range of subjects, from the ancients' sense of what music encompasses to the experience of rhythm in Anton Webern's work. Lippman surveys the physical and physiological factors that condition musical perception, and he explores the effect of sung text in vocal music. In the more purely philosophical realm, he argues persuasively that music speaks in its own terms, not in any formalistic sense but through the symbolic meanings it conveys. The historically focused essays include investigations of the aesthetic thinking of Wagner and Schumann, an endeavor that leads Lippman to probe the sources and drives behind musical creativity. Elsewhere he explores the development of particular musical styles. The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music draws upon both philosophy and musicology in demonstrating how the interpretation of music extends far beyond the scope of conventional theory and analysis.

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Author(s):
Lippman, Edward A.
Condition:
Used: very good
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8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0803279841
ISBN-13:
9780803279841
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Title:
The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music

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A collection of twelve essays ranging in topic from Symbolism in Music to Wagner's Conception of the Dream, with an Introduction by Christopher Hatch.

Faint pencil price erasure top ffep. Otherwise unmarked inside and out. xi, 249 pp.

Edward A. Lippman's writings on musical aesthetics comprise a wide variety of areas and employ both systematic and historical approaches, reflecting throughout his unrivaled knowledge of the philosophical literature on music and his deep understanding of the musical repertory. These essays span a broad range of subjects, from the ancients' sense of what music encompasses to the experience of rhythm in Anton Webern's work. Lippman surveys the physical and physiological factors that condition musical perception, and he explores the effect of sung text in vocal music. In the more purely philosophical realm, he argues persuasively that music speaks in its own terms, not in any formalistic sense but through the symbolic meanings it conveys. The historically focused essays include investigations of the aesthetic thinking of Wagner and Schumann, an endeavor that leads Lippman to probe the sources and drives behind musical creativity. Elsewhere he explores the development of particular musical styles. The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music draws upon both philosophy and musicology in demonstrating how the interpretation of music extends far beyond the scope of conventional theory and analysis.

Author(s):
Lippman, Edward A.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0803279841
ISBN-13:
9780803279841
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Title:
The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music

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