Journals Higher Education

$40.00

Paperback

01 November 2007

368 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195324785


Bookseller Code (06)

The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works

An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Revised Edition

Lydia Goehr

In this book, Lydia Goehr describes how the concept of a musical work fully crystallized around 1800, and subsequently defined the norms, expectations, and behavioral patterns that have come to characterize classical musical practice. The description is set in the context of a more general philosophical account of the rise and fall of concepts and ideals, and of their normative functions; at the same time, debates amongst conductors, early-music performers, and avant-gardists are addressed.

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