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The Resource The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music, Lydia Goehr

The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music, Lydia Goehr

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The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music
Title
The imaginary museum of musical works
Title remainder
an essay in the philosophy of music
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Goehr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, Lydia Goehr combines philosophical and historical methods of enquiry. Finding Anglo-American philosophy inadequate for the task, she shows that a historical perspective is indispensable to a full understanding of musical ontology. Goehr examines the concepts and assumptions behind the practice of classical music in the nineteenth century and demonstrates how different they were from those of previous centuries. She rejects the finding that the concept of a musical work emerged in the sixteenth century, placing its emergence instead around 1800. She describes how the concept of a work then came to define the norms, expectations, and behaviour that we now associate with classical music. Out of the historical thesis Goehr draws philosophical conclusions about the normative functions of concepts and ideals. She also addresses current debates amongst conductors, early-music performers, and avant-gardists."--Jacket
  • "What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, Lydia Goehr combines philosophical and historical methods of enquiry. Finding Anglo-American philosophy inadequate for the task, she shows that a historical perspective is indispensable to a full understanding of musical ontology. Goehr examines the concepts and assumptions behind the practice of classical music in the nineteenth century and demonstrates how different they were from those of previous centuries. She rejects the finding that the concept of a musical work emerged in the sixteenth century, placing its emergence instead around 1800. She describes how the concept of a work then came to define the norms, expectations, and behaviour that we now associate with classical music. Out of the historical thesis Goehr draws philosophical conclusions about the normative functions of concepts and ideals. She also addresses current debates amongst conductors, early-music performers, and avant-gardists."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Goehr, Lydia
Dewey number
780/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.G576 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Music
  • Musique
  • Muziekfilosofie
  • Musique
  • Musikphilosophie
  • Musikästhetik
Label
The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music, Lydia Goehr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Analytic Approach. 1. A Nominalist Theory of Musical Works. 2. A Platonist Theory of Musical Works. 3. The Limits of Analysis and the Need for History -- pt. II. The Historical Approach. 4. The Central Claim. 5. Musical Meaning: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment. 6. Musical Meaning: Romantic Transcendence and the Separability Principle. 7. Musical Production without the Work-Concept. 8. After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm. 9. Werktreue: Confirmation and Challenge in Contemporary Movements
Control code
24246437
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780198248187
Lccn
91028284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1431905
Label
The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music, Lydia Goehr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Analytic Approach. 1. A Nominalist Theory of Musical Works. 2. A Platonist Theory of Musical Works. 3. The Limits of Analysis and the Need for History -- pt. II. The Historical Approach. 4. The Central Claim. 5. Musical Meaning: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment. 6. Musical Meaning: Romantic Transcendence and the Separability Principle. 7. Musical Production without the Work-Concept. 8. After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm. 9. Werktreue: Confirmation and Challenge in Contemporary Movements
Control code
24246437
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780198248187
Lccn
91028284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1431905

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