9780801483677-0801483670-Music and Meaning

Music and Meaning

ISBN-13: 9780801483677
ISBN-10: 0801483670
Edition: 1st
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801483677
ISBN-10: 0801483670
Edition: 1st
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author wrote Music and Meaning comprising 280 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801483670 and 9780801483677. Since then Music and Meaning textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In order to promote new ways of thinking about musical meaning, this volume brings together scholars in music theory, musicology, and the philosophy of music, disciplines generally treated as separate and distinct. This interdisciplinary collaboration, while respecting differences in perspective, identifies and elaborates shared concerns.

This volume focuses on the many and various kinds of meaning in music. Do musical meanings exist exclusively in internal, formal musical relations or might they also be found in the relationship between music and other areas of experience, such as action, emotion, ideas, and values? Also discussed is the vexed question why people listen to and apparently enjoy music which expresses unpleasant emotions, such as melancholy or despair. Among the particular pieces the writers discuss are Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, and Schubert's last sonata. More broadly, they consider the relation of musical meaning and interpretation to language, storytelling, drama, imagination, metaphor, and emotion.

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