Music, Language, and Cognition

Music, Language, and Cognition : And Other Essays in the Aesthetics of Music

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Music, Language, and Cognition is the third collection of Peter Kivy's seminal papers in the philosophy of music. In essays which span his earliest work in the field and his more recent contributions to journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings, Kivy considers the origin of music, the medium of expression in opera, the role of music in film, the nature of an 'ideal' performance, and the question of whether absolute music has a meaning, among other
issues. Rich with critical analysis and informed by the history of both philosophy and music, this volume will be of interest to anyone who likes not only to listen to music, but to think about it as well.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 138 x 215 x 15mm | 346g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199217653
  • 9780199217656
  • 1,767,043

Table of contents

PART I: HISTORY ; PART II: OPERA AND FILM ; PART III: PERFORMANCE ; PART IV: INTERPRETATION
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Kivy maintains a leading position in his field with this third book of essays.... Kivy's writing is laced with whimsy - even humour- making his arguments more approachable.... Highly recommended. * R. Stahura, Choice *
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