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- 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...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00
Like literature and art, music has works. But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in these essays, which examine a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Gia Publications 2013; US$ 22.99
Drawing from their own experiences as conductors, composers, producers, and teachers, musical collaborators James Jordan and James Whitbourn bring the importance of trust to the forefront in this exploration, examining the many facets of this often mysterious quality within an individual and an ensemble context both. Among the topics the authors discuss... more...