THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.
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English Choose a language for shopping. The author mostly concentrates in premodern music although also gives examples by Bartok, Stravinsky and even Schoenberg he humbly realizes in the Preface that his theory does not generally apply to twelve tone and atonal music even when he declares to admire also that music.
He provides copious examples showing this to be the case, with meticulous attention given to all basic aspects of music: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hayoun rated it liked it Jan 03, He supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging from plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in the specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings. Meri Khojayan rated it really liked it Jan 19, Within just the first few pages, however, I knew I’d found something special.
Although I enjoyed reading the book and I agree -to a certain extent- that good music expresses and evokes emotion, I lahguage the impression, after reading the book that -following the author- only premodern music was satisfactory to that end and was therefore ‘good’ although the book was written in While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this book since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for example the universality of certain musical characteristics.
Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy.
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Robin Andrew Hughes is currently reading it Jan 01, No eBook available Amazon. While acknowledging that a ‘dictionary’ of the language of music cannot easily be provided, he attempts to supply what could at least be regarded as a ‘phrase book’. Shana Patterson rated it really liked it Apr 03, Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy.
Genjiro added it Aug 24, Sarah Yaksic marked it as to-read Apr 04, You won’t create anything nearly as good as the music he discusses unless you already have some talent.
Same old stuff you’ve heard if you’ve ever read a music book.
The Language of Music
The book’s final section analyzes two symphonies, Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan Williams’s Sixth, to explore the nature of musical inspiration and the process whereby the notes actually convey emotion from composer to listener. Julie marked it as to-read Oct 25, Langage ask other readers questions about The Language of Musicplease sign up.
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First, he assumes that music has a universal meaning. Juliosus marked it as to-read Nov 19, This wonderful little book explains how the basic elements of musical expression communicate emotional content, both locally and on a larger scale.
Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the intellect. You’ll need to brush up on or learn basic music theory, however, it will be worth the effort Deryck Cooke’s thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion.
This is the guy that orchestrated Mahler’s Tenth, after all. Based on thisevidence he argues that music is a language in the quite specific sense that idioms can be identified and a list of meanings compiled.
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Tgillan marked it as to-read Dec 10, Shoshana is currently reading it Apr 27, Emotion and Meaning in Music Phoenix Books. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
On the Musically Beautiful: Within just the first few languaye, however, I knew I’d found something special.
A must for students of musical philosophy. Deeyck supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging cookke plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in the specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings. Does go on a bit but definitely worth it. Its thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion.
While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this book since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for thf the universality of certain musical characteristics.
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Pat Muchmore rated it liked it Nov 20, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the intellect. He supports this view with numerous musical examples, varying from plainsong to Stravinsky.
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