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The Resource On music, Theodore Gracyk

On music, Theodore Gracyk

Label
On music
Title
On music
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Gracyk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is music for? Is it the same in a Haydn symphony, the jazz fusion of Jaco Pastorius, a raga by Ravi Shankar, and an improvised song of grief in Papua New Guinea? This extremely concise book offers an opinionated and example-filled survey of some fundamental and longstanding debates about the nature of music. The central arguments and ideas are presented with the goal of making them as accessible as possible to general readers who have no background in philosophy. The emphasis is on instrumental music, but examples are drawn from many cultures as well as from Western classical, jazz, folk, and popular music. The views of historical figures--Plato, Kant, Hanslick, Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein--are compared with the views of leading contemporary philosophers of music--Stephen Davies, Peter Kivy, Kathleen Higgins, Malcolm Budd. Together, the four chapters in On Music show that music is a human universal that is culturally tailored to perform many different communicative functions. Performances of music are physically-embodied manifestations of human agency. Some performances express emotion. Some performances convey the mystical. Some just move our feet for dancing. But in every case, music speaks to us by drawing on both our innate musicality and our cultural traditions [Publisher description]
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gracyk, Theodore
Dewey number
781.1/7
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.G6607 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Thinking in action
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musik
  • Musikphilosophie
  • Musikästhetik
Label
On music, Theodore Gracyk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More than meets the ear : music and art -- With and without words : listening with understanding -- Music and emotion -- The siren voice of transcendence
Control code
851160743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 156 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299685680
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
499818
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851160743
Label
On music, Theodore Gracyk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More than meets the ear : music and art -- With and without words : listening with understanding -- Music and emotion -- The siren voice of transcendence
Control code
851160743
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 156 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299685680
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
499818
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851160743

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