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Aesthetics of Music

Musicological Perspectives

Stephen Downes (Royal Holloway - University of London, UK)



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03 August 2016
Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay includes musical examples from works in the 18th, 19th, and into the 20th century. Topics have been selected from amongst widely recognised central issues in musical aesthetics, as well as those that have been somewhat neglected, to create a collection that covers a distinctive range of ideas. All essays cover historical origins, sources, and developments of the chosen idea, survey important musicological approaches, and offer new critical angles or musical case studies in interpretation.
Edited by:   Stephen Downes (Royal Holloway - University of London UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   553g
ISBN:   9781138213388
ISBN 10:   1138213381
Pages:   324
Publication Date:   03 August 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stephen Downes is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Reviews for Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Perspectives

The collection is welcome particularly for the variety of the subjects it includes and the depth of the treatments. The preface and introduction provide an organized entry into the essays: the editor explains the motives behind his editing of the collection and provides synopses of the 14 essays that follow...This volume is suitable for those researching musical aesthetics or philosophy. Summing Up: Recommended. --J. E. Wickell, Western Washington University, CHOICE

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