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Thinking about music : an introduction to the philosophy of music

Author: Lewis Eugene Rowell
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1983.
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"This book is for readers who are insatiably curious about music -- "students of music" in the broadest sense of the word. In this category I include those whose musical concerns are more humanistic than technical, as well as those preparing for careers in music ... In a library system of classification, Thinking About Music is apt to be filed under the heading "Music -- Aesthetics, history and problems of," and  Read more...
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Rowell, Lewis Eugene, 1933-
Thinking about music.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1983
(OCoLC)590891353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Eugene Rowell
ISBN: 0870233866 9780870233869 0870234617 9780870234613
OCLC Number: 8975393
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction : terms and themes --
Meditations on a menuet --
Music as art and artifact --
Dionysus and Apollo --
The mythos of music --
The European tradition to 1800 --
The Romantic synthesis --
Perception --
Values --
Comparative aesthetics : India and Japan --
Clotho and Atropos --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lewis Rowell.
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Examines the nature of music and traces the history of music philosophy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. Lewis Rowell's Thinking About Music is more than an introduction to the  Read more...

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