Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

by Lydia Goehr, Goehr



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198235415
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/08/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetic Theory at Columbia University. She is also author The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy, the forthcoming Elective Affinities: Musical Essays of the History of Aesthetic Theory, and co-editor of The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the Legacy of an Opera.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Richard Taruskin     v
Introductory Essay: His Master's Choice   Lydia Goehr     xvii
Introduction     1
The Analytic Approach
A Nominalist Theory of Musical Works     13
A Platonist Theory of Musical Works     44
The Limits of Analysis and the Need for History     69
The Historical Approach
The Central Claim     89
Musical Meaning: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment     120
Musical Meaning: Romantic Transcendence and the Separability Principle     148
Musical Production without the Work-Concept     176
After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm     205
Werktreue: Confirmation and Challenge in Contemporary Movements     243
Bibliography of Works Cited     287
Index     301

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