The Meaning of Music

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  • 9789089649799
  • 9789048528929
  • 9789048528936
For virtually all of our lives, we are surrounded by music. From lullabies to radio to the praises sung in houses of worship, we encounter music at home and in the street, during work and in our leisure time, and not infrequently at birth and death. But what is music, and what does it mean to humans? How do we process it, and how do we create it?

Musician Leo Samama discusses these and many other questions while shaping a vibrant picture of music’s importance in human lives both past and present. What is remarkable is that music is recognized almost universally as a type of language that we can use to wordlessly communicate. We can hardly shut ourselves off from music, and considering its primal role in our lives, it comes as no surprise that few would ever want to. Able to traverse borders and appeal to the most disparate of individuals, music is both a tool and a gift, and as Samama shows, a unifying thread running throughout the cultural history of mankind.
  • Amsterdam University Press; April 2016
  • ISBN 9789048528929
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  • Title: The Meaning of Music
  • Author: Leo Samama
  • Imprint: Amsterdam University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9789089649799
  • 9789048528929
  • 9789048528936

About The Author

Leo Samama has taught at the Utrecht Conservatory and Utrecht University and has also worked as a programmer with organizations such as the Dutch National Broadcasting Company.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9789089649799
  • 9789048528929
  • 9789048528936