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  • Der musikalische Menschby Wilfried Gruhn; Annemarie Seither-Preisler

    Georg Olms Verlag 2015; US$ 14.30

    Die Frage, was Begabung sei, ist ebenso so alt und aktuell, wie Schule und Unterricht, Lernen und Lehren im öffentlichen Bewusstsein stehen und bildungspolitisch diskutiert werden. Dabei stellt sich die Frage, was denn eigentlich Begabung im Allgemeinen und musikalische Begabung im Besonderen ausmache und woran sie zu erkennen sei. Auf dem Wege der... more...

  • The Contradictions of Jazzby Paul Rinzler

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Future of Musicby Edward J. Dent; K. A. Wright Obe

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Future of Music was first published under the title TERPANDER or Music and the Future in 1926 in a series ""To-day and Tomorrow"" (Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd.). It has been reset and is reissued as a tribute to a great British musician, Edward J. Dent. Dent was fifty years old when he wrote this little book the future of music. Though... more...

  • Listenby Jean Luc Nancy

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    In this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the role of the listener is, and has been, through the centuries. The role of the composer is clear, as is the role of the musician, but where exactly does the listener stand in relation to the music s/he listens to? What is the responsibility of the listener? Does a listener have... more...

  • The Musical Workby Michael Talbot

    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...

  • The Musician's Trustby James Jordan; James Whitbourn

    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...

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

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2003; US$ 31.82

    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 so aufgebaut, dass... more...

  • Philosophers on Musicby Kathleen Stock

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • The Prehistory of Musicby Iain Morley

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    Music is possessed by all human cultures, and archaeological evidence for musical activities pre-dates even the earliest-known cave art. Music has been the subject of keen investigation across a great diversity of fields, from neuroscience and psychology to ethnography, archaeology, and its own dedicated field, musicology. Despite the great contributions... more...