New Essays on Musical Understanding
By (author) Peter Kivy
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New Essays on Musical Understanding by Peter Kivy
Book DescriptionPeter Kivy presents a selection of his new and recent writings on the philosophy of music, a subject to which he has for many years been one of the most eminent contributors. In his distinctively elegant and informal style, Kivy explores such topics as musicology and its history, the nature of musical works, and the role of emotion in music, in a way that will attract the interest of philosophical and musical readers alike. Most of the essays are published here for the first time, all of them are accessible and self-standing, and so there is much here to delight both followers of Kivy's work and those who are new to it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198250838
(224mm x 147mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2001
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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Author Biography - Peter Kivy
Peter Kivy is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
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