Oxford University Press (1990)
|Abstract||What is music for? How does it work? What can it teach us? Intuitively, we feel there must be answers to such questions, but they tend to be scattered throughout a wide range of different areas of study, from acoustics to music history, from psychology to composition. In this brilliant and thought-provoking book Maconie seeks the answers to these and other fundamental questions about music, integrating music and appropriate scientific research in a new evaluation of his topic. In so doing, he argues passionately for a reappraisal of music, not as mere entertainment, but as something basic to our experience of listening and communicating in sound, and an art which has exerted a profound influence on society.|
|Keywords||Music Philosophy and aesthetics Music Acoustics and physics Music theory|
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|Call number||ML3800.M235 1991|
|ISBN(s)||0198163886 0198162154 9780198163886|
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