THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.
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The Language of Music by Deryck Cooke
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Its thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion. Darrin Clutteur marked it as to-read Jun 12, Although I enjoyed reading the book and I agree -to a certain extent- that good music expresses and evokes emotion, I had the impression, after reading the book that -following the author- only premodern music was satisfactory to that end and was therefore ‘good’ although the book was written in Carter marked it as to-read Nov 04, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
Paul Mcgraw rated it it was ok Dec 14, Share your lanvuage with other customers. If you don’t believe me, try writing music according to the emotive principles he proposes.
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Jon rated it liked it Aug 05, User Review – Flag as inappropriate Excellent book. Clarendon Press March 8, Language: Deryck Cooke’s thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion. He supports this view with numerous musical examples, ranging from plainsong to Stravinsky, and he argues that music is a language in the quite specific sense that idiom can be identified and a list of meanings compiled.
Oxford University Press- Music – pages. This is a truly wonderful book. Get to Know Us. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it. Zach Harju rated it really liked it Jun 14, If you have some musical background you’ll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Second, anyone who has brushed around in music theory enough can tell you that if you want to find a certain pattern in a piece of music, you will find it if you look hard enough. How Music Plays the Mind. Mark marked it as to-read Apr 28, The Language of Music Clarendon Paperbacks. Originally published init has exerted a profound influence on all subsequent discussion in the field of musical aesthetics.
It’s therefore a little hard to accept his collections of musically emotive examples as altogether valid, though they are impressive enough. Judith rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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He supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging derycl plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in the specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. No trivia or quizzes yet. He supports this view with hundreds of kf examples, ranging from plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in the specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings.
Highly recommended to anyone trying to understand how music works. The enlightening analysis of two complete symphonies by Mozart and Vaughan Williams demonstrates the expressive function of musical form, the latter being an element which the author considers inseparable from musical content. Shoshana is currently reading it Apr 27, Lists with This Book.
Oct 12, Vladimir rated it liked it. The book provides a “vocabulary” of music illustrated with detailed examples, were each intervalic distance is discussed and related to a particular emotion.