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The musical representation : meaning, ontology, and emotion

Author: Charles O Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Series: A Bradford book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How human musical experience emerges from the audition of organized tones is a riddle of long standing. In The Musical Representation, Charles Nussbaum offers a philosophical naturalist's solution. Nussbaum founds his naturalistic theory of musical representation on the collusion between the physics of sound and the organization of the human mind-brain. He argues that important varieties of experience afforded by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles O Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780262140966 0262140969
OCLC Number: 77767114
Description: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: General introduction : what is a naturalistic philosophical theory of musical representation? --
The musical affordance : three varieties of musical representation --
The musical utterance : how music means --
The musical work --
From musical representation to musical emotion --
Nausea and contingency : musical emotion and religious emotion.
Series Title: A Bradford book
Responsibility: Charles O. Nussbaum.

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Construing the art music of the modern West as representational, as a symbolic system that carries extramusical content, this book attempts to make normative principles of musical representation  Read more...

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