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 of them 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 139 x 218 x 13mm | 293g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199246610
  • 9780199246618
  • 1,364,571

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Kivy's discussions are useful and thought-provoking. * Times Literary Supplement * Lives up to Kivy's reputation as a leading philosopher of music ... there are many interesting passages and the book is, as ever, written in a pleasant style. This is a book that cannot fail to be of interest to philosophers of music. * British Journal of Aesthetics *
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About Peter Kivy

Peter Kivy is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
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