The Fine Art of Repetition
Essays in the Philosophy of Music
By (author) Peter Kivy
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Fine Art of Repetition by Peter Kivy
Book DescriptionPeter Kivy is the author of many books on the history of art and, in particular, the aesthetics of music. This collection of essays spans a period of some thirty years and focuses on a richly diverse set of issues: the biological origins of music, the role of music in the liberal education, the nature of the musical work and its performance, the aesthetics of opera, the emotions of music, and the very nature of music itself. Some of these subjects are viewed as part of the history of ideas, others as current problems in the philosophy of art. A particular feature of the volume is that Kivy avoids the use of musical notation so that no technical knowledge at all is required to appreciate his work. The essays will prove enjoyable and insightful not just to professionals in the philosophy of art and musicologists, or to musicians themselves, but also to any motivated general reader with a deep interest in music.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521434621
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Kivy
De Gustibus, Hardback (October 2015)
Peter Kivy deals with a question that has never been fully addressed by philosophers of art: why do we argue about art? If I think Bach is greater than Beethoven and you think the opposite, why should it matter to either of us? He claims that we argue over taste because we think, mistakenly or not, that we are arguing over matters of fact.
Sounding Off, Hardback (June 2012)
This volume presents a selection of lively essays on philosophy of music by Peter Kivy, the leading expert on the subject. He explores the nature of musical genius; the subject of authenticity in performance and interpretation; musical representation and meaning; and the notion of music as the pure, formal structure of expressive sound.
Once-told Tales, Hardback (April 2011)» View all books by Peter Kivy
Drawing comparisons with other art forms, this book examines the role of aesthetic features in silent reading, such as narrative structure, and the core experience of reading a novel as a story rather than a scholarly exercise.
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