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Evaluating 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/9780199206179.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay attempts to identify plausible mid-level principles by reference to which one might conceivably justify an evaluation of some music as good, where mid-level principles are ones whose ... More


The Aesthetics of Music

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Attempts to give a complete account of music: its nature, meaning, and value. The book begins from an examination of sound, distinguishes sound from tone, and identifies tones as ... More


Good: What Values Do We Bring to Music?

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Important scholarship over the last generation has done much to contextualize the conventional portrait of good music as having emerged within the particular realm of nineteenth-century “absolute” or ... More


Musical value

Jerrold Levinson

in Handbook of Value: Perspectives from Economics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716600
eISBN:
9780191807572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716600.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter surveys the kinds of value that music can have, or the variety of ways in which music can be valued, and the relationships and correlations among those values or ways of valuing. First ... More


Authentic: Progressive Rock and the Inversion of Musical Values

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Progressive rock music of the 1970s is characterized by long songs with many different sections, extended concepts spanning entire albums, musical complexities, and heavy doses of technology and ... More


Bartók and His Publics: Defining the “Modern Classic”

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

in Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The need to specify and defend different musical values was merely a by-product of cold war competitiveness, but it drove both Eastern and Western theories of art in peculiar directions. This chapter ... More


Conscious and Intuitive Parenting With Music at Home

Lisa Huisman Koops

in Parenting Musically

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190873622
eISBN:
9780190873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873622.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Within the sphere of the home and car, the families in this study expressed and demonstrated a broad range of parenting musically and musical parenting behaviors, approaches, and perceptions that ... More


Values 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/9780199669660.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter surveys the kinds of value that music can have or the ways in which music can be valued. First and foremost is music’s musical value, or the value of music as music, which is a species ... More


“Bartók Is Ours”: The Voice of America and Hungarian Control over Bartók's Legacy

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

in Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter notes that Bartók even became the subject of a propaganda battle between the governments of the United States and Hungary. The issues raised, the points fought, and the local ... More


The Voice of the Future

Caroline Bithell

in A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354542
eISBN:
9780199354580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354542.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 9 takes the form of an extended conclusion that draws together the various threads that have been woven through the book. First, it reviews a set of key themes and concepts that have ... More


Elite Hierarchies

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter assesses the extraordinary rewards that simultaneously reflected a composer's authority with elite audiences and, by conferring official prestige, molded that authority and shaped the ... More


Six limes Sixa: A Bach Suite Selection

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents an essay on Pablo Casals whose Bach had preludes that were maelstroms ending in tidal waves, allemandes and sarabandes that were passionate arias and courantes that were ... More


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