Musical Understandings

New York;Oxford University Press (2011)
In this chapter, I discuss the kinds of understanding expected of and evinced by skilled listeners, performers, analysts, and composers. I confine the discussion to Western, purely instrumental music, mainly with the classical tradition in mind.[1] And I refer primarily to the Anglophone literature of "analytic" philosophy of music. As will become apparent, my concern is with an analysis that maps what are meant to be familiar aspects of musical experience. I investigate the various understandings expected of an accomplished listener, the performer, the music analyst, and the composer.
Keywords Music Philosophy and aesthetics
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ISBN(s) 9780199608775   0199608776
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