THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.
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If you have some musical background you’ll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. At the same time, I never thought about the issue of musical meaning reryck clearly until I read Cooke. Paul Mcgraw rated it it was ok Dec 14, Cooke closes the book with extended analysis of Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan-Williams’ Sixth symphonies, showing how all the individual elements discussed previously come together in a fully realized work.
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Jon rated it liked it Aug 05, Really interesting, and surprising the similarities it brings out! He supports this view with hundreds of musical examples, ranging lanfuage plainsong to Stravinsky, and contends that or is a language in the specific sense that we can identify idioms and draw up a list of meanings.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. I hooked my Yamaha keyboard up while reading and played the sample scores for full effect. Sloboda No preview available – First, he assumes that music has a universal meaning. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
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Mark marked it as to-read Apr 28, You won’t create anything nearly as good as the music he discusses unless you already have some talent. The book’s final section analyzes two symphonies, Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan Williams’s Sixth, to explore the nature of musical inspiration and the process whereby the notes actually convey emotion from composer to listener.
Want to Read saving…. Highly recommended to anyone trying to understand how music works. Juan Martinez marked it as to-read Jan 02, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
The author’s thesis is that the main characteristic of music is to express andevoke emotion, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. No eBook musuc Amazon.
Cooke raises THE fundamental question of music–what does music mean? Overview Description Reviews and Awards. This important book has come to be regarded as a modern classic.
But Cooke’s book goes so much further. Its thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I think that such a kind of psychological approaches are doomed to fail when one tries to extend them to these new forms of expression. It reveals the secrets of frequently mystified subjects of tonal systems. Bob marked it as to-read Jan 10, A Guide to Musical Analysis.
Based on thisevidence he argues that music is a language in the quite specific sense that idioms can be identified and a list of meanings compiled. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Return to Book Page.
The Language of Music by Deryck Cooke
Cooke closes the book with extended analysis of Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan-Williams’ Sixth symphonies, showing how all the individual elements discussed previously come together in a fully realized work. Juliosus marked it as to-read Nov 19, Share your thoughts with other customers.
He argues that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to express and evoke the same emotions. William rated it it was ok Jun 24, Academic Skip to main content. David rated it really liked it Mar 01, Originally published init has exerted a profound influence on all subsequent discussion in the field of musical aesthetics.