Music: A Very Short Introduction [NOOK Book]

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This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it.

The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking ...
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Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Overview

This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it.

The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more
inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191606410
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 4/23/1998
  • Series: Very Short Introductions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 914,913
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Nicholas Cook is Professor of Music and Dean of Arts at the University of Southampton.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1 Musical Values 1
2 Back to Beethoven 19
3 A State of Crisis? 40
4 An Imaginary Object 52
5 A Matter of Representation 75
6 Music and the Academy 87
7 Music and Gender 105
Conclusion 128
References 133
Index 139
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