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. This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Originally published in , it has exerted a profound influence on all. Deryck Cooke. Oxford University Press, – Music – pages The Language of Music: Or, Musical Expression and Characterization · Frederick Nicholls.
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Page 1 mussic 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Eduardo Iturrate derydk it it was amazing Feb 15, 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.
Pages with related products. In my view, a theory is good when one can use it not only to describe what is known, but also in some way to understand what is new and to discover and predict something that is not known. Really interesting, and surprising the similarities it brings out!
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First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the deyck in the same ways. His writing is crystal clear, his reasoning is well thought out, and his presentation is both entertaining and heartfelt.
He supports this view with numerous musical examples, varying from plainsong to Stravinsky. The book’s final section analyzes two symphonies, Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan Williams’s Sixth, to explore the nature of musical inspiration and the process whereby the deyrck actually convey emotion from composer to listener. It reveals the secrets of frequently mystified subjects of tonal systems.
Sarah Yaksic marked it as to-read Apr 04, An Introduction to His Music. Oct 12, Vladimir rated it liked it. Shoshana is currently reading it Apr 27, 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 Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
On the Musically Beautiful: This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Even though I disagree with lajguage approach and his conclusions, reading his book made understand why I think about musical meaning the way I do.
Emotion and Meaning in Music Phoenix Books. Darrin Clutteur marked it as to-read Jun 12, He supports this view with hundreds of musical 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.
Within just the first few pages, however, I knew I’d found something special.
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I had wondered about the possibility of music muxic a detyck, and speaking to a deep and emotional part of human nature, but had never seen the idea developed or argued at length.
Coke 17, Kari rated it it was ok Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers. The author’s thesis is that the main characteristic of music is to express andevoke emotion, Open Preview See a Problem?
Does go on a bit but definitely worth it. Pat Muchmore rated it liked it Nov 20, A must for students of musical philosophy. This was a real bargain! No trivia or quizzes yet. What gives music its meaning Mark Smith rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Paperbackpages. This wonderful little book explains how the basic elements of musical expression communicate emotional content, both locally and on a larger scale.
He identifies xeryck melodic terms used and the feelings that they communicate. Dave Hatton rated it liked it Oct 15, Not as much comment on the melodic aspects except by reference.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Inder Suri marked it as to-read Oct 27, He supports this view with hundreds of coke 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.
First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis jusic used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways.
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.
Cooke espouses the belief that there is a communication in music between composer and listener on the subconscious or semi-conscious level.