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Critique of pure music

Author: James O Young
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Why do we value music? Many people report that listening to music is one of life's most rewarding activities. In Critique of Pure Music, James O. Young seeks to explain why this is so. Formalists tell us that music is appreciated as pure, contentless form. On this view, listeners receive pleasure, or a pleasurable "musical" emotion, when they explore the abstract patterns found in music. Music, formalists believe,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James O Young
ISBN: 9780199682713 0199682712
OCLC Number: 862091441
Description: xi, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Music and expressiveness --
Music and the arousal of emotion --
The content of music --
Music and lyrics --
The value of music.
Responsibility: James O. Young.

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James O. Young seeks to explain why we value music so highly. He draws on the latest psychological research to argue that music is expressive of emotion by resembling human expressive behaviour. The  Read more...

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