Music, Language, and Cognition
And Other Essays in the Aesthetics of Music
Table of Contents
Part I: History
1: Mainwaring's Handel: Its Relation to British Aesthetics
2: Herbert Spencer and a Musical Dispute
Part II: Opera and Film
3: Handel's Operas: The Form of Feeling and the Problem of Appreciation
4: Anti-Semitism in Meistersinger
5: Speech, Song, and the Transparency of Medium: On Operatic Metaphysics
6: Music in the Movies: A Philosophical Inquiry
Part III: Performance
7: On the Historically Informed Performance
8: Ars perfecta: Toward Perfection in Musical Performance?
Part IV: Interpretation
9: Another Go at the Meaning of Music: Koopman, Davies, and the Meanings of 'Meaning'
10: Another Go at Musical Profundity: Stephen Davies and the Game of Chess
11: From Ideology to Music: Leonard Meyer's Theory of Style Change
12: Sibley's Last Paper
13: In Defense of Musical Representation: Music, Representation, and the Hybrid Arts
14: Music, Language, and Cognition: Which Doesn't Belong?