Music, Language, and Cognition: And Other Essays in the Aesthetics of Music

Paperback | June 30, 2007

byPeter Kivy

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Music, Language, and Cognition is the third collection of Peter Kivy's seminal papers in the philosophy of music. In essays which span his earliest work in the field and his more recent contributions to journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings, Kivy considers the origin of music, themedium of expression in opera, the role of music in film, the nature of an 'ideal' performance, and the question of whether absolute music has a meaning, among other issues. Rich with critical analysis and informed by the history of both philosophy and music, this volume will be of interest toanyone who likes not only to listen to music, but to think about it as well.

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Music, Language, and Cognition is the third collection of Peter Kivy's seminal papers in the philosophy of music. In essays which span his earliest work in the field and his more recent contributions to journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings, Kivy considers the origin of music, themedium of expression in opera, the role of ...

Peter Kivy is Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:June 30, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart I: History1. Mainwaring's Handel: Its Relation to British Aesthetics2. Herbert Spencer and a Musical DisputePart II: Opera and Film3. Handel's Operas: The Form of Feeling and the Problem of Appreciation4. Anti-Semitism in Meistersinger5. Speech, Song, and the Transparency of Medium: On Operatic Metaphysics6. Music in the Movies: A Philosophical InquiryPart III: Performance7. On the Historically Informed Performance8. Ars perfecta: Toward Perfection in Musical Performance?Part IV: Interpretation9. Another Go at the Meaning of Music: Koopman, Davies, and the Meanings of 'Meaning'10. Another Go at Musical Profundity: Stephen Davies and the Game of Chess11. From Ideology to Music: Leonard Meyer's Theory of Style Change12. Sibley's Last Paper13. In Defense of Musical Representation: Music, Representation, and the Hybrid Arts14. Music, Language, and Cognition: Which Doesn't Belong?BibliographyIndex