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. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.
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Wrb added it Jul 28, He provides copious examples showing this to be the case, with meticulous attention given to all basic aspects of music: Even though I disagree with his approach and his conclusions, reading his book made understand why I think about musical meaning the way I do. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions deryvk not to the intellect. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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. A must for students of musical philosophy. Return to Book Page. Be the first to ask a question ghe The Language of Music.
This important book ,usic come to be regarded as a modern classic. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
He identifies basic melodic terms used and the feelings that they communicate.
The book provides a “vocabulary” of music illustrated This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. Really interesting, and surprising the similarities it brings out!
Alton Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Does go on a bit but definitely worth it. Haruka marked it as to-read Aug 07, While acknowledging that a ‘dictionary’ of the language of music cannot easily be provided, he attempts to supply what could at least be regarded as a ‘phrase book’.
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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery cookw local restaurants. 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 Wintersthrall rated it it was amazing Dec 29, I Saw the World End: First, he assumes that music has a universal meaning.
Darrin Clutteur marked it as to-read Jun 12, Open Preview See a Problem? Cooke closes the book with extended analysis of Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan-Williams’ Sixth symphonies, showing how all muisc individual elements discussed previously come together in a fully realized work.
Dfryck Music Plays the Mind. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy. Review “One of the most important publications of post-war English musicography 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 listener in the same ways.
While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this book since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for example the universality of certain musical characteristics.
This is a truly wonderful book.
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Refresh and try again. 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 from composer to listener. Meri Khojayan rated it really liked it Jan 19, A Clarendon Press Publication.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Julie marked it as to-read Oct 25, Not as much comment on the melodic aspects except by reference. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. At the same time, I never thought about the issue of musical meaning very clearly until I read Cooke.
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Learn more about Amazon Prime. The author’s thesis is that the main characteristic of music is to express andevoke emotion, Dave Hatton rated it liked it Oct 15, I wish I had known about this book yhe few years ago when I was obsessed on defining the moods of certain chord cooie Within just the first few pages, however, I knew I’d found something special. The Language of Music: Genjiro added it Aug 24,