New PDF release: Sounding Values: Selected Essays (Ashgate Contemporary

By Scott Burnham

ISBN-10: 0754628868

ISBN-13: 9780754628866

For numerous a long time, Scott Burnham has sought to convey a prepared ear and lots of humanistic heat to musicological inquiry. Sounding Values positive factors eighteen of his essays on mainstream Western track, song idea, aesthetics and feedback. In those writings, Burnham listens for the values-aesthetic, moral, intellectual-of those that have created influential discourse approximately song, whereas additionally listening for the values of the tune for which that discourse has been generated. the 1st half the amount confronts urgent problems with old idea and aesthetics, together with highbrow types of tonal idea, major ideas of sonata shape, translations of song into poetic that means, and up to date rifts and rapprochements among feedback and research. The essays within the moment part could be learn as a chain of serious appreciations, attractive probably the most consequential reception tropes of the earlier centuries: Haydn and humor, Mozart and wonder, Beethoven and the elegant, Schubert and memory.

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