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Author Davies, Stephen, 1950-
Title Musical understandings : and other essays on the philosophy of music / Stephen Davies.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Author Davies, Stephen, 1950-
Subject Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Description 1 online resource (221 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-214) and index.
Contents Artistic expression and the hard case of pure music -- Music and metaphor -- Cross-cultural musical expressiveness : theory and the empirical program -- Emotional contagion from music to listener -- Once again, this time with feeling -- Musical meaning in a broader perspective -- Musical understandings -- The experience of music -- Cosi's canon quartet -- Perceiving melodies -- Musical colors and timbral sonicism -- Versions of musical works and literary translations -- Profundity in instrumental music.
Summary 'Musical Understandings' presents an engaging collection of essays by Stephen Davies on the philosophy of music. He explores a range of topics, including how music expresses emotion, modes of perception, and musical profundity. The volume includes original material, newly revised articles, and work published in English for the first time.
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ISBN 9780199608775
0199608776
9780191729669
0191729663
OCLC # 775504577
Additional Format Print version: Davies, Stephen, 1950- Musical understandings. Oxford ; New York; Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199608775 (DLC) 2011564569 (OCoLC)713182480


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