Ruth Katz's A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of PDF

By Ruth Katz

ISBN-10: 0226425967

ISBN-13: 9780226425962

ISBN-10: 0226425975

ISBN-13: 9780226425979

The Western musical culture has produced not just track, 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 lines the prior millennium of this ongoing exchange.


Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible courting among highbrow construction and musical production gave upward thrust to the Western perception of song. This evolving and occasionally conflicted strategy, in flip, formed the paintings shape itself. As rules entered track 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 track to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational beginning that has all started to erode lately.


A magisterial exploration of an often missed intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the background of principles.  

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