Music, the Arts and Ideas
Patterns and Predictions in Twentieth-century Culture New edition
By (author) Leonard B. Meyer
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Music, the Arts and Ideas by Leonard B. Meyer
Book DescriptionMeyer makes a valuable statement on aesthetics, criteria for assessing great works of music, compositional practices and theories of the present day, and predictions of the future of Western culture. His postlude, written for the book's twenty-fifth anniversary, looks back at his thoughts on the direction of music in 1967.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226521435
(215mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard B. Meyer
Spheres of Music, Paperback (July 2000)
Leonard B. Meyer's writings on the theory, history, perception and aesthetics of music have inspired and provoked generations of readers. This book makes available a selection of his essays originally published between 1974 and 1998.
Style and Music, Paperback (March 1997)View all books by Leonard B. Meyer
Leonard Meyer proposes a theory of style and style change that relates the choices made by composers to the constraints of psychology, cultural context, and musical traditions. The latter part of this book contains a sketch-history of 19th-century music.
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