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 ยท Frederick Nicholls.

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Within just the first few deryfk, however, I knew I’d found something special. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy.


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Shana Patterson rated it really liked it Apr 03, Bob marked it as to-read Feb 14, He shows himself to have a deep understanding of human psychology, emotional depth, and of course, music. I had it and lost it.

I think that such a kind of psychological approaches are doomed to fail when one tries to extend them to these new edryck of expression. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics. 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.

He identifies basic melodic terms used and the feelings that they communicate.

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Originally published init has exerted a profound influence on all subsequent discussion in the field of musical aesthetics. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. What gives music its meaning I happened upon a copy in a used book store and it immediately grabbed my attention.


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The Language of Music

The book does not provide any hint to analyze the expression of complex emotions that are contained in good radical modern music. Really interesting, and surprising the similarities it brings out!

Published March 8th by Clarendon Press first published December 31st Books by Deryck Cooke.