Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 August 2013

344 Pages | 11 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823251384

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Speaking of Music

Addressing the Sonorous

Edited by Keith Chapin and Andrew H. Clark

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • In the spirit of the "new musicology," this book takes a new look at the ancient question of the relationship between music and language: Can we speak of music, even though certain aspects of it seem to elude words? What connection might be seen between music and language if one ignores the denotative aspect of language and focuses on, say, its timbre?
  • The collection provides a spectrum of how scholars in different disciplines in the humanities speak about music. The disciplines represented include musicology and music theory, literary studies, cognitive science, philosophy, and political science.
  • The contributors follows a current tendency in studies of music to shift from the idealized reification of music into musical works toward an emphasis on practice and process.