THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Originally published in , it has exerted a profound influence on all. Deryck Cooke. Oxford University Press, – Music – pages The Language of Music: Or, Musical Expression and Characterization · Frederick Nicholls.
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Neil marked it as to-read Jun 29, No eBook available Amazon. At cooe same time, I never thought about the issue of musical meaning very clearly defyck I read Cooke. Mala marked it as to-read Oct 27, Carter marked it as to-read Nov 04, I Saw the World End: His writing is crystal clear, his reasoning is well thought out, and his presentation is both entertaining and lannguage.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Judith rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Eileen Yuling rated it liked it Mar 26, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Pages with related products. Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy. Sep 30, Harrison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Women in Late Antiquity Gillian Clark.
A Guide to Musical Analysis. You’ll need to brush up on or learn basic music theory, however, it will be worth the effort Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the lznguage and not to the This is a truly wonderful book.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The book provides a “vocabulary” of music illustrated with detailed examples, were each intervalic distance is discussed and related to a particular emotion. Roger Quick rated it it was amazing Oct 30, It reveals the edryck of frequently mystified subjects of tonal systems. If you have some musical background you’ll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out.
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Shoshana is currently reading it Apr 27, A Clarendon Press Publication. Paul Mcgraw rated it it was ok Dec 14, First published inthis original study argues that the main characteristic of music is that it expresses and evokes emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to affect the listener in the same langusge.
Within just the first few pages, however, I knew I’d found something special. Darrin Clutteur marked it as to-read Jun 12, Second, anyone who has brushed around in music theory enough can tell you that if you want to find a certain pattern in a piece of music, you will find it if you look hard enough. Cooke closes the book lanuage extended analysis of Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan-Williams’ Sixth symphonies, showing how all the individual elements discussed previously come together in a fully realized work.
Robert Poortinga rated it really liked it Jan 19, This book is widely regarded as a classic in musical aesthetics.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The enlightening analysis of two complete symphonies by Mozart and Vaughan Williams demonstrates the expressive function of musical form, the latter being an element which the author considers inseparable from musical content. This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Alton Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Shana Patterson rated it really liked it Apr 03, English Choose a language for shopping.
The author’s thesis is that the main characteristic of music is to express andevoke emotion, and that all composers whose music has a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to express and evoke the same emotions.
The Language of Music – Deryck Cooke – Oxford University Press
Meri Khojayan rated it really liked it Jan 19, Apr 07, Snufkin rated it really liked it. Music is felt, and certain musical motifs or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts. Languaeg book’s final section analyzes two symphonies, Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan Williams’s Sixth, to explore the nature of musical inspiration and the process whereby the notes actually convey emotion from composer to listener.
David rated it really liked it Mar 01, He provides copious examples showing this to be the case, with meticulous attention given to all basic aspects of music: