The language of music deryck cooke

Eduardo Iturrate rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Although I enjoyed reading the book and I agree -to a certain extent- that good music expresses and evokes emotion, I had the impression, after reading the book that -following the author- only premodern music was satisfactory to that end and was therefore 'good' although the book was written in There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Bob marked it as to-read Jan 10, Within just the first few pages, muslc, I knew I'd found something special. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Although I enjoyed reading the book and I agree -to a certain extent- that good music expresses and evokes emotion, I had the impression, after reading the book that -following the author- only premodern music was satisfactory to that end and was therefore 'good' although the book was written in Nov 17, Kari rated it it was ok Shelves: Alton Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Thanks for telling us about lanuage problem.

If you have some musical background you'll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Russell marked it as to-read May 19, Refresh and try again. Paul Mcgraw rated it it was ok Dec 14, Really interesting, and surprising the similarities it brings out!

A Clarendon Press Publication. Sloboda No preview available - Extraordinary Measures Joseph N. First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same ways.

Eduardo Iturrate rated it it was amazing Feb 15, lahguage The Language of Music. Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the intellect.

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Trivia About The Language of M Music is felt, and certain musical motifs or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts. Oct 12, Vladimir rated it liked it. Juliosus marked it as to-read Nov 19, Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it. The author mostly concentrates in premodern music although also gives examples by Bartok, Stravinsky and even Schoenberg he humbly realizes in the Preface that his theory does not generally apply to twelve tone and atonal music even when he declares to admire also that music.

The enlightening analysis of two complete symphonies by Mozart and Vaughan Williams demonstrates the expressive function of musical form, the latter being an element which the author considers inseparable from musical content.

Hayoun rated it liked it Jan 03, He identifies basic cookr terms used and the feelings that they communicate. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The book provides a "vocabulary" of music illustrated with detailed examples, were each intervalic distance is discussed and related to a particular emotion. Musical Form and Transformation David Lewin. rhe

The Language of Music

He supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging from plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that music is a language in the lanyuage sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings. William rated it it was ok Jun 24, Critique of Pure Music James O. Eileen Yuling rated it liked it Mar 26,

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