New Essays on Musical Understanding

New Essays on Musical Understanding

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Peter Kivy presents a selection of his new and recent writings on the philosophy of music, a subject to which he has for many years been one of the most eminent contributors. In his distinctively elegant and informal style, Kivy explores such topics as musicology and its history, the nature of musical works, and the role of emotion in music, in a way that will attract the interest of philosophical and musical readers alike. Most of the essays are published here for the first time, all ofthem are accessible and self-standing, and so there is much here to delight both followers of Kivy's work and those who are new to it.Codes: Two. Revolutions. in. Twentieth-Century. Music. Introduction The title of this chapter taps into two senses of the ... and the sense in which a code is a prescription for behavior, as where a restaurant imposes a dress code on its patrons.

Title:New Essays on Musical Understanding
Author:Peter Kivy
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2001


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