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Description - Themes in the Philosophy of Music by Stephen Davies

Is music a language of the emotions? How do recorded pop songs differ from works created for live performance? Is John Cage's silent piece, 4'33', music? Stephen Davies's new book collects some of his most important papers on central topics in the philosophy of music. As well as perennial questions, Davies addresses contemporary controversies, including the impact of modern technology on the presentation and reception of both new and old musical works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199241576
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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