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