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Profundity in Instrumental Music

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

According to Peter Kivy, to be profound, music would have to be about a profound subject that is treated in an exemplary way. Instrumental music does not satisfy this definition; usually it is not ... More


Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The essays in this book cover a spread of topics in the philosophy of music: how music expresses emotion and what is distinctive to the listener's response to this expressiveness; the modes of ... More


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