Contemplating Music

February 1990
814 pages
9.25x6.25 cm
Aesthetics in Music
ISBN: 9780198728685
Format: Hardback
Pendragon Press
BIC AV
BISAC MUS000000

Contemplating Music

Source Readings in the Aesthetics of Music, (4 Volumes) Vol. II: Import

Carl Dahlhaus, Ruth Katz

Hardback
9780198728685
$80.00
The notion of musical import-meaning and significance-covers a wide spectrum of conferred plausibilities ranging from theories of expression and theories pertaining to aesthetic value, through symbolic theories of signification. from the editor's Introduction.
Exploring in greater detail the concept of Import mentioned in Volume I (Substance), the second of this four-volume anthology of musical thought contains, under Affect and Expression, excerpts from St. Augustine, Tinctoris, Vincenzo Galilei, Marin Mersenne, Johannes A. Scheibe, Wilhelm Wackenroder, Friedrich Vischer, Leonard B. Meyer, Peter Kivy, and Roger Scruton. Reason and Experience presents the writings of Ptolemy, Galilei, Gioseffo Zarlino, August Ambros, Henri Bergson, John Dewey, and Roger Sessions. Sensory Cognition and Unconscious Referentials includes essays of René Descartes, Francis Hutcheson, Alexander Baumgarten, Hermann Kretzschmar, Arnold Schering, Susanne K. Langer, Leon ard B. Meyer Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Umberto Eco.
Keywords: Aesthetics in Music,