New Essays on Musical Understanding

Paperback | August 15, 2001

byPeter Kivy

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Peter Kivy presents a selection of his new and recent writings on the philosophy of music, a subject to which he has for many years been one of the most eminent contributors. In his distinctively elegant and informal style, Kivy explores such topics as musicology and its history, the nature ofmusical works, and the role of emotion in music, in a way that will attract the interest of philosophical and musical readers alike. Most of the essays are published here for the first time, all of them are accessible and self-standing, and so there is much here to delight both followers of Kivy'swork and those who are new to it.

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Peter Kivy presents a selection of his new and recent writings on the philosophy of music, a subject to which he has for many years been one of the most eminent contributors. In his distinctively elegant and informal style, Kivy explores such topics as musicology and its history, the nature ofmusical works, and the role of emotion in m...

Peter Kivy is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199246610

ISBN - 13:9780199246618

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Table of Contents

I Some History (and its Aftermath)1. Note-for-Note: Work, Performance, and Early Notation2. Music, Will, and Representation3. On Hanslick's Inconsistency4. Making the Codes and Breaking the Codes: Two Revolutions in Twentieth-Century MusicII Music and the Emotions (Yet Again)5. Auditor's Emotions: Contention, Concession, Compromise6. Experiencing the Musical Emotions7. The Arousal Theory of Musical Expression: Rethinking the UnthinkableIII More About Music8. Absolute Music and the New Musicology9. Movements and 'Movements'10. Music in Memory and Music in the Moment11. How to Forge a Musical WorkBibliography, Index

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"Peter Kivy is one of the most significant figures in the field of the analytic philosophy of music; ...Kivy Ýtreats¨ both usual and unusual topics in the philosophy of music with often novel and smart arguments." --Current Musicology