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  • Why Classical Music Still Mattersby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    "What can be done about the state of classical music?" Lawrence Kramer asks in this elegant, sharply observed, and beautifully written extended essay. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today?s media-saturated world there are real concerns about its viability. Why Classical... more...

  • Sound Ideasby Aden Evens

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 70.50

    Aden Evens provides an acute consideration of how music becomes sensible, advancing original variations on the themes of creativity and habit, analog and digital technologies, and improvisation and repetition. Sound Ideas reinvents the philosophy of music in a way that encompasses traditional aspects of musicology, avant-garde explorations of music's... more...

  • Developing Variationsby Rose Rosengard Subotnik

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 90.00

    Combines into a cohesive statement the author’s pathbreaking critical essays on Western music. more...

  • Who Needs Classical Music?by Julian Johnson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 11.99

    Introduction 1. Musical Values 2. Uses and Abuses 3. Music as Art 4. Understanding Music 5. The Old, the New, and the Contemporary 6. Cultural Choices Bibliography Index more...

  • The Contradictions of Jazzby Paul Rinzler

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    The Contradictions of Jazz examines four pairs of opposites in jazz-freedom and responsibility, creativity and tradition, individualism and interconnectedness, and assertion and openness-and explores their position and presence in jazz to create a humanistic and existential view of the genre. more...

  • Time and the Warm Bodyby David Burrows

    BRILL 2007; US$ 86.00

    Deals with time and with music, and the link between the two. This study suggests that music is a modeling of the way we construct time. more...

  • Musik in der deutschen Philosophieby Stefan Lorenz Sorgner; Oliver Fürberth

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2003; US$ 40.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band gibt einen orientierenden Überblick über einen bisher vernachlässigten Forschungsgegenstand. Er konzentriert sich auf die deutsche Philosophie, deren Tradition mit musikphilosophischer Reflexion besonders eng verknüpft ist; u.a. Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bloch, Heidegger, Gadamer und Adorno. Die Kapitel sind... more...

  • Philosophers on Musicby Kathleen Stock

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work presents significant new contributions to central issues in the philosophy of music, written by leading philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Music is an increasingly popular object of reflection for professional philosophers, as it raises special questions not only of relevance to music... more...

  • Sounding Offby Peter Kivy

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    Sounding Off brings together a selection of essays on philosophy of music written by Peter Kivy--the leading expert on the subject. The essays fall into four groups, corresponding to Kivy's major interests. Part I contains two essays on the nature of musical genius. In Part II, three essays take up the subject of authenticity in performance, and... more...

  • Expression and Truthby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Expression and truth are traditional opposites in Western thought: expression supposedly refers to states of mind, truth to states of affairs. Expression and Truth rejects this opposition and proposes fluid new models of expression, truth, and knowledge with broad application to the humanities. These models derive from five theses that connect expression... more...