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

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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.

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**** Reprint of the Chicago edition of 1967--which is endorsed by BCL3--with a new 32-page "postlude." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226521435
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard B. Meyer is Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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