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Music, the Arts, and Ideas: Patterns and Predictions in Twentieth-Century Culture / Edition 2

Music, the Arts, and Ideas: Patterns and Predictions in Twentieth-Century Culture / Edition 2

by Leonard B. Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226521435

ISBN-13: 9780226521435

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Meyer makes a valuable statement on aesthetics, criteria for assessing great works of music, compositional practices and theories of the present day, and predictions of the future of Western culture. His postlude, written for the book's twenty-fifth anniversary, looks back at his thoughts on the direction of music in 1967.

Overview


Meyer makes a valuable statement on aesthetics, criteria for assessing great works of music, compositional practices and theories of the present day, and predictions of the future of Western culture. His postlude, written for the book's twenty-fifth anniversary, looks back at his thoughts on the direction of music in 1967.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226521435
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
349
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1: Meaning in Music and Information Theory
2: Some Remarks on Value and Greatness in Music
3: On Rehearing Music
4: Forgery and the Anthropology of Art
5: The End of the Renaissance?
6: History, Stasis, and Change
7: Varieties of Style Change
8: The Probability of Stasis
9: The Aesthetics of Stability
10: The Arguments for Experimental Music
11: The Perception and Cognition of Complex Music
12: Functionalism and Structure
Postlude
Bibliography
Index

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