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Philosophy and the Analysis of Music: Bridges to Musical Sound, Form, and Reference
     

Philosophy and the Analysis of Music: Bridges to Musical Sound, Form, and Reference

by Lawrence Ferrara
 

ISBN-10: 0313283451

ISBN-13: 9780313283451

Pub. Date: 11/30/1991

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A musical experience is marked by the synthesis of passion and rationality, emotion and understanding, and body and mind. Ferrara demonstrates that each method of musical analysis confines musical significance to a single level: formal methods explain musical syntax; phenemonological methods describe the sound-in-time; and hermeneutic approaches interpret

Overview

A musical experience is marked by the synthesis of passion and rationality, emotion and understanding, and body and mind. Ferrara demonstrates that each method of musical analysis confines musical significance to a single level: formal methods explain musical syntax; phenemonological methods describe the sound-in-time; and hermeneutic approaches interpret referential meanings. Ferrara devises an eclectic method that provides bridges for musical sound, form, and reference.

In response to the multiplicity of levels of musical significance, Ferrara's eclectic method draws upon a wide-ranging number of conventional and non-conventional approaches to musical analysis which results in a dialectic of methods. Referential meanings are concretized, clarified, and delimited by the degree to which they can be grounded in the sound-in-time and formal elements; the latter are reexamined, expanded, and enriched by referential insights. In the last two chapters, the eclectic method is tested through analyses of works by Bela Bartok and David Zinn. This book is intended for trained music listeners and performers, music analysts, musicologists, and those interested in aesthetics and the development of music and music education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313283451
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1991
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance Series , #24
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Musical Significance and Method

Referential Meaning In Music

Should The Method Define The Tasks? (A Theoretical Framework for Sound, Form, and Reference)

A Philosophical Ground

Husserl's Phenomenology

Heidegger's Hermeneutic Phenomenology

Heidegger's Philosophy of Art

Phenomenology and Music

An Eclectic Method for Musical Analysis

An Eclectic Method for Sound, Form, and Reference

Bela Bartok's Improvisation #3, Opus 20: An Eclectic Analysis

David Zinn's "Spanish Sojourn", 3rd. Mov't.: An Eclectic Analysis

Bibliography

Index

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