The Resource Musical meaning and expression, Stephen Davies

Musical meaning and expression, Stephen Davies

Label
Musical meaning and expression
Title
Musical meaning and expression
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We talk not only of enjoying music, but of understanding it. Music is often taken to have expressive import--and in that sense to have meaning. But what does music mean, and how does it mean? Stephen Davies addresses these questions in this sophisticated and knowledgeable overview of current theories in the philosophy of music. Reviewing and criticizing the aesthetic positions of recent years, he offers a spirited explanation of his own position. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Stephen
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.D25 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Muziekfilosofie
  • Musikästhetik
  • Bedeutung
  • Ausdruck
  • Musik
Label
Musical meaning and expression, Stephen Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Music and pictures:
  • Necessary conditions for pictorial depiction;
  • Argument against musical representation
  • 3. Music and symbols:
  • Langer's theory: presentatioinal symbols;
  • Pratt's theory of musical expression;
  • Goodman's theory: exemplification symbols;
  • Metaphor
  • 4.
  • Feelings of the composer and the listener:
  • 1.
  • Expression theory;
  • Arousal theory
  • 5.
  • Expression of emotion in music:
  • Emotions expressed in music are sui generis;
  • Hanslick: emotions are not expressed in music;
  • Emotion charcteristics in appearances;
  • Expression of emotion in music;
  • Musical expressiveness and the value of music
  • 6.
  • Music and language:
  • Response to music's expressiveness:
  • Problematic cases;
  • Cognitivism;
  • Replies to cognitivism;
  • Why would we listen to music if it makes us feel sad?
  • 7.
  • Musical understanding:
  • Sound of music and the noise it makes;
  • How music is like a person;
  • Relevance of history and style
  • Conditions for language-type meaning;
  • Theories of Cooke and Meyer;
  • Types of meaning;
  • Natural versus non-natural meaning;
  • Examples of meaning D in music
  • 2.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 417 pages
Isbn
9780801481512
Lccn
93039890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29024597
  • (OCoLC)ocm29024597
Label
Musical meaning and expression, Stephen Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Music and pictures:
  • Necessary conditions for pictorial depiction;
  • Argument against musical representation
  • 3. Music and symbols:
  • Langer's theory: presentatioinal symbols;
  • Pratt's theory of musical expression;
  • Goodman's theory: exemplification symbols;
  • Metaphor
  • 4.
  • Feelings of the composer and the listener:
  • 1.
  • Expression theory;
  • Arousal theory
  • 5.
  • Expression of emotion in music:
  • Emotions expressed in music are sui generis;
  • Hanslick: emotions are not expressed in music;
  • Emotion charcteristics in appearances;
  • Expression of emotion in music;
  • Musical expressiveness and the value of music
  • 6.
  • Music and language:
  • Response to music's expressiveness:
  • Problematic cases;
  • Cognitivism;
  • Replies to cognitivism;
  • Why would we listen to music if it makes us feel sad?
  • 7.
  • Musical understanding:
  • Sound of music and the noise it makes;
  • How music is like a person;
  • Relevance of history and style
  • Conditions for language-type meaning;
  • Theories of Cooke and Meyer;
  • Types of meaning;
  • Natural versus non-natural meaning;
  • Examples of meaning D in music
  • 2.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 417 pages
Isbn
9780801481512
Lccn
93039890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29024597
  • (OCoLC)ocm29024597

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