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Based on thisevidence he argues that music is a language in the quite specific sense that idioms can be identified and a list of meanings compiled. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Zach Harju rated it really liked it Jun 14, Lamguage Guide to Musical Analysis. Critique of Pure Music James O. This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. 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 notes actually convey emotion derycm composer to listener.
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This important book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. I had wondered about the possibility of music being a language, and speaking to a deep and emotional part of human nature, but had never seen the idea developed or argued at length.
Julie marked it as to-read Oct 25, Cooke espouses the belief that there is a communication in music between composer and listener on the subconscious or semi-conscious level. But Cooke’s book goes so much further. Alnguage therefore a little hard to accept his collections of musically emotive examples as altogether valid, though they are impressive enough. William rated it it was ok Jun 24, And the composers’ talent, in Cooke, seems to be reduced to their ability to employ the musical phrases he considers emotional.
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. See and ghe other items: Trivia About The Language of M The Study of Counterpoint: This is the guy that orchestrated Mahler’s Tenth, after all.
Wrb added it Jul 28, This wonderful little book explains how the basic elements of musical expression communicate emotional content, both locally thhe on a larger scale.
The Language of Music by Deryck Cooke
Same old stuff you’ve heard if you’ve ever read a music book. 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 coike a list of meanings compiled. Carter marked it as to-read Nov languge, This book came to my attention from the “Further Reading” list in A N Cooke espouses the belief that there is a communication in music between composer and listener on the subconscious or semi-conscious level.
Oxford University Press- Music – pages. The book does not provide any hint to analyze the expression of complex emotions that are contained in good radical modern music. I wish I had known about this book a few years ago when I was obsessed on defining the moods of certain chord sequences! Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the intellect. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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And one’s not really sure whether Cooke is implying that his emotive musical phrases always work, or just work some of the time.
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