Musical Performance: A Philosophical Study by Stan GodlovitchMusical Performance: A Philosophical Study by Stan Godlovitch

Musical Performance: A Philosophical Study

byStan Godlovitch

Hardcover | October 20, 1998

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Most music we hear comes to us via a recording medium on which sound has been stored. Such remoteness of music heard from music made has become so commonplace it is rarely considered.
Musical Performance: A Philosophical Studyconsiders the implications of this separation for live musical performance and music-making. Rather than examining the composition or perception of music as most philosophical accounts of music do, Stan Godlovitch takes up the problem of how the tradition of active music playing and performing has been challenged by technology and what problems this poses for philosophical aesthetics. Where does does the value of musical performance lie? Is human performance of music a mere transfer medium? Is the performance of music more expressive than recorded music? Musical Performance poses questions such as these to develop a fascinating account of music today. musicians - but via some recording medium on which sound has been stored.
Title:Musical Performance: A Philosophical StudyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:184 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:October 20, 1998Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415191289

ISBN - 13:9780415191289


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In an age of recorded, pre-packaged, even custom-packaged music, performance is becoming divorced from the art form. Stan Godlovitch explores the effects and implications of this in Musical Performance. Working from the viewpoint of active music-making, the discussion attempts to discern where the unique value of performance lies.

Editorial Reviews

..."a fine, thought-provoking book...will be read with profit by anyone interested in philosophical aesthetics, music, or the philosophy of technology."-"Philosophy in Review "An impressive piece of work which represents an original and imaginative contribution to aesthetics and the philosophy of music."-Alex Neill, University of St. Andrews "This is a notable book, a clear and persuasive synthesis of old and new perspectives on some vital matters."-"Choice, May 1999 "This is the best philosophical treatment of musical performance that I have seen."-Aaron Ridley, University of Southampton