It has often been claimed, and frequently denied, that music derives some or all of its artistic value from the relation in which it stands to the emotions. This book presents and subjects to critical examination the chief theories about the relationship between the art of music and the emotions....
|Title||:||Music and the Emotions: The Philosophical Theories|
|Number of Pages||:||190 Pages|
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Music and the Emotions: The Philosophical Theories Reviews
Comprises a critical review of aesthetic theories related to musical meaning, above all those by Meyer, Langer or Schopenhauer... generally it just negates them and doesn't bring much of any new solution to the discourse. But for getting the general picture of the topic it is definitely good reading and quite easy-to-get for a casual reader without deep knowledge of the philosophy and arts theory
An analysis of the relationship between music and emotion with philosophical rigour, and well balanced between current theories. I found rather unsatisfying the lack of mentions to the recent neuroscientific accounts of emotions on one side, and on the other side the lack of a discussion on minor/major mode, which is one of the most powerful emotional trait in Western music.