DERYCK COOKE THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC PDF

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. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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The Language of Music

Juliosus marked it as to-read Nov 19, Choose your country or region Close. Clarendon Press March 8, Language: Laitz and Ian Sewell.

It’s therefore a little hard to accept his collections of musically emotive ocoke as altogether valid, though they are impressive enough. Pat Muchmore rated it liked it Nov 20, Not as much comment on the melodic aspects except by reference.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. But Cooke’s book goes so much further.

The Language of Music – Deryck Cooke – Oxford University Press

This is a truly wonderful book. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Eileen Yuling rated it liked it Mar 26, Music is felt, and certain musical o or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts. Same old stuff you’ve heard if you’ve ever read a music book. Wrb added it Jul 28, Musicians will naturally play in certain ways to evoke fear, excitement, sadness, joy.

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The deeryck 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. Bob marked it as to-read Jan 10, Haruka marked it as to-read Aug 07, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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He argues that all composers whose music derycl a tonal basis have used the same, or closely similar, melodic phrases, harmonies, and rhythms to express and evoke the same emotions. I happened upon a copy in a used book store and it immediately grabbed my attention. The Language of Music. 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.

He supports this view with numerous musical examples, cooje from plainsong to Stravinsky. Nov 17, Kari rated it it was ok Shelves: In my view, a theory is good when one can use it not only to describe what is known, but also in some way to understand what is new and to discover and predict something that is not known.

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Music is felt, and certain musical motifs or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts. Sloboda No preview available – While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this book since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for example the universality of certain musical characteristics.

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Michelle marked it as to-read Jan 02, No eBook available Amazon. Robert Poortinga rated it really liked it Jan 19, Critique of Pure Music James O.

Wintersthrall rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Meri Khojayan rated it really liked it Jan 19, If you don’t believe me, try cookd music according to the emotive principles he proposes.

The 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. I Saw the World End: Roger Quick rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Originally languabe init has exerted a profound influence on all subsequent discussion in the field of musical aesthetics. Pages with related products.