By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just song, but additionally numerous writings approximately tune that stay in continuous—and greatly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own strains the earlier millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow creation and musical construction gave upward push to the Western belief of song. This evolving and occasionally conflicted method, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As principles entered song from the contexts within which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social historical past. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed song to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational origin that has started to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of a regularly neglected intersection of Western paintings and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores tune to its rightful position within the historical past of principles.
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A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of Western Art Music by Ruth Katz