By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just tune, but in addition 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 strains the prior millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow creation and musical production gave upward thrust to the Western notion of track. This evolving and occasionally conflicted procedure, in flip, formed the paintings shape itself. As rules entered tune from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed song to give an explanation for itself from inside, making a self-referential and rational origin that has began to erode in recent times.
A magisterial exploration of an often neglected intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the background of principles.
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A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of Western Art Music by Ruth Katz