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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...

  • 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...

  • Ubiquitous Listeningby Anahid Kassabian

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    How does the constant presence of music in modern life?on iPods, in shops and elevators, on television?affect the way we listen? With so much of this sound, whether imposed or chosen, only partially present to us, is the act of listening degraded by such passive listening? In Ubiquitous Listening, Anahid Kassabian investigates the many sounds that... 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...