By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just tune, but in addition numerous writings approximately tune that stay in continuous—and greatly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own strains the previous millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow creation and musical construction gave upward thrust to the Western notion of song. This evolving and infrequently conflicted method, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As principles entered track from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed track to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational origin that has all started to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of an often ignored intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores tune to its rightful position within the heritage of rules.
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