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Author Scruton, Roger.

Title The aesthetics of music / Roger Scruton
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997


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Description xx, 530 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Sound -- 2. Tone -- 3. Imagination and Metaphor -- 4. Ontology -- 5. Representation -- 6. Expression -- 7. Language -- 8. Understanding -- 9. Tonality -- 10. Form -- 11. Content -- 12. Value -- 13. Analysis -- 14. Performance -- 15. Culture
Summary The book starts from the metaphysics of sound. Scruton distinguishes sound from tone, analyzes rhythm, melody, and harmony, and explores the various dimensions of musical organization and musical meaning. Taking on various fashionable theories in the philosophy and theory of music, he presents a compelling case for the moral significance of music, its place in our culture, and the need for taste and discrimination in performing and listening to it. Laying down principles for musical analysis and criticism, the book ends with a theory of culture, and a devastating demolition of modern popular music
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [509]-518) and indexes
Subject Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Author Oxford Scholarship Online.
LC no. 96049339
ISBN 0198166389
019816727X (paperback)