By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just tune, but additionally numerous writings approximately tune that stay in continuous—and tremendously influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own strains the earlier millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible courting among highbrow construction and musical production gave upward push to the Western perception of song. This evolving and infrequently conflicted technique, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As rules entered track from the contexts within which it existed, its inner language built in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social historical past. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed track to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational beginning that has all started to erode in recent times.
A magisterial exploration of an often neglected intersection of Western paintings and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores song to its rightful position within the heritage of rules.
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A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of Western Art Music by Ruth Katz