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A History of Western Musical Aesthetics: Lippman, Edward A.

A History of Western Musical Aesthetics

Lippman, Edward A.

ISBN 10: 0803228635 / ISBN 13: 9780803228634
Published by University of Nebraska Press, 1992
Used Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Office. The book is straight, tight and clean except for black discard marking slashes on top, bottom, and side edges. Without those it would be in fine condition. Jacket shows some edge wear especially at spine which has some fraying. Jacket is covered in mylar wrap. This book follows through the centuries the debates about the place and function of music, the perceived role of music as a good or bad influence on the development of character, as a magical art or a domestic entertainment, and as a gateway to transcendental truths. An outstanding contribution to the field. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit environmental restoration and education. Bookseller Inventory # 003947

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Title: A History of Western Musical Aesthetics

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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A History of Western Musical Aesthetics follows through the centuries debates about the place and function of music, the perceived role of music as a good or bad influence on the development of character, as a magical art or a domestic entertainment, and as a gateway to transcendental truths. Edward Lippman describes the beginnings of mu-sical tradition in the myths and philosophies of antiquity. He shows how music theory began to take on new dimensions and intensity in the seventeenth century, how musical esthetics was specifically defined and elaborated in the eighteenth century, and how, by the nineteenth century, music became the standard by which other arts were judged. The twentieth century added problems, pressure, and theories as music continued to diversify and as cultures viewed each other with more respect.

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Edward Lippman, professor emeritus of music at Columbia University, is the author of A Humanistic Philosophy of Music and many other works.

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