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Critical Musicology and the Responsibility of Response: Selected Essays

Critical Musicology and the Responsibility of Response: Selected Essays

by Lawrence Kramer
     
 

Why does music move us? Lawrence Kramer suggests we should ask this old question in a different way: what is responsible for our response to music, and to what is our response responsible? The essays in this outstanding collection explore this question amongst many others, and by finding cultural meaning in music they exemplify the critical turn in musicology.

Overview

Why does music move us? Lawrence Kramer suggests we should ask this old question in a different way: what is responsible for our response to music, and to what is our response responsible? The essays in this outstanding collection explore this question amongst many others, and by finding cultural meaning in music they exemplify the critical turn in musicology. Sixteen essays have been selected, most of them previously published, from the late 1980s to the present day. These are prefaced by an excellent introduction which traces the intellectual development of critical musicology and discusses the part these essays have had to play in that movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754626640
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Ashgate Contemporary Thinkers on Critical Musicology Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Kramer is Professor of English and Music at Fordham University, New York, USA, and is an active composer.

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