By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just track, but additionally numerous writings approximately tune that stay in continuous—and vastly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own lines the previous millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow creation and musical construction gave upward push to the Western notion of tune. This evolving and infrequently conflicted approach, in flip, formed the paintings shape itself. As principles entered tune from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language built in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed tune to provide an explanation for itself from inside, making a self-referential and rational beginning that has all started to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of an often ignored intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the historical past of rules.
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A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of Western Art Music by Ruth Katz