By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just song, but in addition numerous writings approximately tune that stay in continuous—and drastically influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own lines the previous millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow creation and musical construction gave upward push to the Western perception of tune. This evolving and infrequently conflicted strategy, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As rules entered song from the contexts within which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed tune to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational origin that has all started to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of a regularly missed intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the historical past of principles.
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A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of Western Art Music by Ruth Katz