The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue
A Phenomenology of Music
By (author) Bruce Ellis Benson
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Improvisation of Musical Dialogue by Bruce Ellis Benson
Book DescriptionThis book is an important contribution to the philosophy of music. Whereas most books in this field focus on the creation and reproduction of music, Bruce Benson's concern is the phenomenology of music making as an activity. He offers the radical thesis that it is improvisation that is primary in the moment of music making. Succinct and lucid, the book brings together a wide range of musical examples from classical music, jazz, early music and other genres. It offers a rich tapestry incorporating both analytic and continental philosophy, musicology and performance-practice issues. It will be a provocative read for philosophers of art and musicologists and, because it eschews technicality, should appeal to general readers, especially those who perform.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521009324
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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