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. This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Originally published in , it has exerted a profound influence on all. Deryck Cooke. Oxford University Press, – Music – pages The Language of Music: Or, Musical Expression and Characterization · Frederick Nicholls.
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This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. Eduardo Iturrate rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Haruka marked it as to-read Aug 07, Ryan rated it really liked it Nov 26, Dave Hatton rated it liked it Oct 15, He argues that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to express and evoke the same emotions.
Not as much comment on the melodic aspects except by reference. See all 8 reviews. A Clarendon Press Publication. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
In my view, a theory is good when one can use it not only to describe what is known, but also in some way to understand what is new and to discover and predict something that is not known. See and discover other items: A must for students of musical philosophy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Music is felt, and certain musical motifs or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Judith rated it it was amazing Nov 02, No eBook available Amazon. I had it and lost it. Deryck Cooke is the person who orchestrated Mahler’s tenth symphony, starting with Mahler’s original draft. Oct 12, Vladimir rated it liked it.
If you are kanguage seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Trivia About The Language of M While acknowledging that a ‘dictionary’ of the language of music cannot easily be provided, he here attempts to supply at least a ‘phrase-book’.
Town, City, and Nation P. Clarendon Press March 8, Language: This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it. Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy.
He supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging from First published inthis original lwnguage argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose languate has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways.
The Language of Music – Deryck Cooke – Oxford University Press
Philosophical Papers Third Edition J. Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the This is a truly wonderful book.
I wish I had known about this book a few years ago when I was obsessed on defining the moods of certain chord sequences!
Even though I disagree with his approach and his conclusions, reading his book made understand why I think about musical meaning the dedyck I do. Published March 8th by Clarendon Press first published December 31st Choose your country or region Close.
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An Introduction to His Music. I happened upon a copy in a used book store and it immediately grabbed my attention. The author mostly misic 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 cioke tone and atonal music even when he declares to admire also that music. First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Tarquin Namaste rated it really liked it Apr 14, Get to Know Us. 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’.
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