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Understanding Music : Philosophy and Interpretation (Paperback) (Roger Scruton)

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With UnderstandingMusic and The Aesthetics of Music (1997)Roger Scruton set a new standard of rigour and seriousness in the philosophy of music. This collection of wide-ranging essays covers all aspects of the theory and practice of music, showing the significance of music as an expression of the moral life. The book is split into two parts, the first is devoted to the aesthetics and theory of music and the second consists of critical studies of individual composers, thinkers and works including essays on Mozart, Wagner, Beethoven's Ninth, Janácek & Schoenberg, Szymanowski and Adorno. UnderstandingMusic will appeal to specialists in philosophy and musicology and also to music lovers who wish to find deeper meaning in this mysterious art. The Bloomsbury Revelations editions includes a new preface from author.
Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Philosophy, Music
Sub-Genre: Instruction + Study / Theory, Aesthetics, History + Criticism
Series Title: Bloomsbury Revelations
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Roger Scruton
Language: English
Street Date: February 25, 2016
TCIN: 50466165
UPC: 9781474270175
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-2865
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