Graduate studies at Western
Oxford University Press (1992)
|Abstract||What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer this question, Goehr combines philosophical and historical methods of enquiry. She describes how the concept of a musical work emerged as late as 1800, and how it subsequently defined the norms, expectations, and behavior characteristic of classical musical practice. Out of the historical thesis, Goehr draws philosophical conclusions about the normative functions of concepts and ideals. She also addresses current debates amongst conductors, early-music performers, and avant-gardists.|
|Keywords||Music Philosophy and aesthetics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$31.98 new (21% off) $31.98 used (21% off) $33.76 direct from Amazon (16% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||ML3800.G576 1992|
|ISBN(s)||0198248180 0195324781 9780198248187|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Kathleen Marie Higgins (2012). The Music Between Us: Is Music a Universal Language? The University of Chicago Press.
Stephen Davies (2007). Musical Ontology. Sounds, Instruments and Works of Music / Julian Dodd ; Doing Justice to Musical Works / Michael Morris ; Versions of Musical Works and Literary Translations. In Kathleen Stock (ed.), Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work. Oxford University Press.
Lydia Goehr (2008). Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory. Columbia University Press.
Michael Spitzer (2004). Metaphor and Musical Thought. University of Chicago Press.
Stephen Davies (2001). Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration. Oxford University Press.
Michael Talbot (ed.) (2000). The Musical Work: Reality or Invention? Liverpool University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #68,271 of 739,318 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,030 of 739,318 )
How can I increase my downloads?