Music: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Nicholas Cook
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Music: A Very Short Introduction by Nicholas Cook
Book DescriptionThis stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192853820
(179mm x 112mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicholas Cook
Cambridge History of Twentieth-century Music, Paperback (July 2014)
This book, first published in 2004, is an appraisal of the development of music in the twentieth century from the vantage-point of the twenty-first.
Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music, Hardback (November 2009)» View all books by Nicholas Cook
Featuring fascinating accounts from practitioners, this Companion examines how developments in recording have transformed musical culture.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Cook
Nicholas Cook is Professor of Music at Cambridge University He is the author of articles and books on a wide variety of musicological and theoretical subjects; the latest, from Oxford University Press, is The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in fin-de-siecle Vienna. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2001.
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