Trubner & Co.'s Monthly List Volume . 10-13

Trubner & Co.'s Monthly List Volume . 10-13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...nervous constitution that power of control, the loss of which constitutes the disease. THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY. NOW READY Second Edition, Revised. Post 8vo, cloth, pp. xx. and 320, price 7. (sd. THE PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC. Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, in February and March, 1877. BY WILLIAM POLE, F.R.S., Mus. Doc. Oxon. One of the Examiners in Music to the University of London; Knight Commander of the Japanese Imperial Order of the Rising Sun. In this edition some amendments and additions have been introduced, and some changes have been made in the mode of speaking of the (esthetics of the art. This subject, or at least the most important part of it, is now becoming, under the name oj Musical Psychology, a special science so elaborate and difficult that it would be out of place to undertake, in a general technical work of this kind, any discussions connected with it. In the matter of (Esthetics, tlierefore, the scope of this treatise goes no farther than is necessary to explain the nature and origin of the ordinary forms and rules 0/ musical structure. NOTICES OF THE FIRST EDITION. ACADEMY.--"The work of Dr. Pole is that of an accomplished musician." SCOTSMAN.--"They constitute, it may be asserted with confidence, one of the most mportant contributions yet made to the literature of musical science in the English language... What he has sought to do is to present such an exposition of the results of the profound investigations of Helmholtz as shall be intelligible both to practical musicians and to such ot the general public as take an intelligent interest in musical art. In order to accomplish this, however, much was necessary in the way...
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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771346
  • 9781236771346