Spheres of Music: A Gathering of Essays / Edition 2

Spheres of Music: A Gathering of Essays / Edition 2

by Leonard B. Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226521532

ISBN-13: 9780226521534

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Leonard B. Meyer's writings on the theory, history, perception, and aesthetics of music have inspired and provoked generations of readers. The Spheres of Music makes available a selection of his most important essays (originally published between 1974 and 1998). Gathering them together in one volume not only enables the essays to "converse" with and illuminate each…  See more details below

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Leonard B. Meyer's writings on the theory, history, perception, and aesthetics of music have inspired and provoked generations of readers. The Spheres of Music makes available a selection of his most important essays (originally published between 1974 and 1998). Gathering them together in one volume not only enables the essays to "converse" with and illuminate each other, but also allows Meyer to revise, recant, and comment on the ideas they, present.

With the same sensitive insight and searching intelligence he has exhibited throughout his career, Meyer transcends the boundaries that so often separate fields of inquiry. The Spheres of Music joins music theory to history, history to culture, culture to aesthetics, aesthetics to psychology, and psychology, back to theory. In so doing, the book highlights the complex interrelationships at the heart of the creation, comprehension, and history of music. Diverse and adventurous, The Spheres of Music presents an intriguing and impressive collection of Meyer's work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226521534
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
IPrelude
1Concerning the Sciences, the Arts - AND the Humanities3
IIMusic, Perception, and Process
2Grammatical Simplicity and Relational Richness: The Trio of Mozart's G-Minor Symphony55
3Process and Morphology in the Music of Mozart126
4Melodic Processes and the Perception of Music157
IIIMusic, Culture, and History
5Exploiting Limits: Creation, Archetypes, and Style Change189
6Nature, Nurture, and Convention: The Cadential Six-Four Progression226
7A Pride of Prejudices; or, Delight in Diversity262
IVPostlude
8A Universe of Universals281
Index305

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