By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just song, but additionally numerous writings approximately track that stay in continuous—and significantly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own strains the previous millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow construction and musical construction gave upward push to the Western notion of tune. This evolving and occasionally conflicted technique, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As rules entered tune from the contexts within which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed song to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational beginning that has began to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of an often missed intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores song to its rightful position within the background of rules.
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