Author(s): Andy Hamilton
Part of "The Continuum Aesthetics" series, this book offers a different exploration of the key concepts and arguments in musical aesthetics. It looks at: the experience of listening; rhythm and musical movement; what modernism has meant for musical aesthetics; the relation of music to other 'sound arts'; improvisation and composition; and more.
Andrew Hamilton is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Durham, UK.
1. Aesthetics and music in ancient Greece; 2. The concept of music; 3. The aesthetic of form, the aesthetic of expression, and "Absolute Music": Aesthetics of music in the late 18th and 19th centuries 4. The sound of music; 5. Rhythm and time; 6. Adorno and modernism: Music as autonomous and "social fact" 7. Improvisation and composition.