Aesthetics And Music

Author(s): Andy Hamilton

Music | Philosophy

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.


Product Information

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780826485199
  • : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • : July 2007
  • : 216mm X 138mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : very good
  • : 192
  • : illustrations
  • : Andy Hamilton
  • : Paperback
  • : 907