Style and Music
Theory, History and Ideology New edition
By (author) Leonard B. Meyer
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Style and Music by Leonard B. Meyer
Book DescriptionIn this volume 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. He seeks to explore why, out of the abundance of compositional possibilities, composers choose to replicate some patterns and neglect others. Meyer devotes the latter part of his book to a sketch-history of 19-century music. He shows explicitly how the beliefs and attitudes of Romanticism influenced the choices of composers from Beethoven to Mahler and into more recent times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226521527
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1997
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.
Music, the Arts and Ideas, Paperback (July 1994)View all books by Leonard B. Meyer
Meyer 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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