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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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Time and the Warm Bodyby David Burrows

    BRILL 2007; US$ 86.00

    This study deals with time and with music, and the link between the two is the suggestion that music is a modeling of the way we construct time. Time?the now, duration, succession and order of succession; the past, the future?is seen as a resource for managing systemic disequilibrium and as the evolutionary elaboration of the now. more...

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

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2003; US$ 33.35

    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$ 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...