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Sound, Gesture, Space, and the Expression of Emotion in Music

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The main concern of this essay is musical expressiveness and the role that the imaginative construal of sound in gestural ways plays in grounding that expressiveness. It is argued that to hear the ... More


Music and Expressiveness

James O. Young

in Critique of Pure Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682713
eISBN:
9780191762918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682713.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, the empirical psychological literature is used to establish that the resemblance theory of musical expressiveness is correct: music is expressive of emotion by resembling human ... More


Expressiveness in Historical Perspective: Nineteenth-Century Ideals and Practices

David Milsom and Neal Peres Da Costa

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the philosophical and aesthetic underpinnings of nineteenth-century performance, as suggested in contemporary written literature and heard on early recordings, and summarizes ... More


The Aesthetic Appreciation of Music

Jerrold Levinson

in Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199669660
eISBN:
9780191800771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669660.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter broadly characterizes the aesthetic appreciation of music. It underlines why an engagement with music so characterized counts both as aesthetic and as appreciation, and emphasizes the ... More


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