Music

A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN:

9780192853820

Publication date:

12/05/2000

Paperback

160 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Price: 299.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780192853820

Publication date:

12/05/2000

Paperback

160 pages

174.0x111.0mm

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Nicholas Cook

  • Nicholas Cook is an excellent expositor who writes with humour and flair. Anthony Storr described Cook's book, A Guide to Musical Analysis, as 'fascinating' and 'provocative'.
  • Referring throughout to familiar musical examples, this Very Short Introduction will involve the reader, and raise thought-provoking questions about what music is, and how it is constructed and consumed.
  • Covers not only Western music and not only classical music - Nicholas Cook discusses everything from rock to Chinese zither music
  • 'another eminently readable publication by the people's musicologist' Anthony Gritten, University of East Anglia

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

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Nicholas Cook

Description

This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it.

The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners.

About the Author

Nicholas Cook, Professor of Music Cambridge University

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cook

Table of contents

Introduction
1: Musical Values
2: Back to Beethoven
3: A State of Crisis?
4: An Imaginary Object
5: A Matter of Representation
6: Music and the Academy
7: Music and Gender
Conclusion
References
Index

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cook

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cook

Part of Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cook

Description

This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it.

The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners.

About the Author

Nicholas Cook, Professor of Music Cambridge University

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Table of contents

Introduction
1: Musical Values
2: Back to Beethoven
3: A State of Crisis?
4: An Imaginary Object
5: A Matter of Representation
6: Music and the Academy
7: Music and Gender
Conclusion
References
Index

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