By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just tune, but additionally numerous writings approximately song 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 construction and musical construction gave upward thrust to the Western perception of tune. This evolving and infrequently conflicted approach, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As principles entered song from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language built 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, making a self-referential and rational origin that has all started to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of a regularly ignored intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the heritage of rules.
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