By Ruth Katz
The Western musical culture has produced not just tune, but in addition numerous writings approximately song that stay in continuous—and significantly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own lines the prior millennium of this ongoing exchange.
Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible courting among highbrow creation and musical construction gave upward thrust to the Western notion of song. This evolving and infrequently conflicted approach, in flip, formed the paintings shape itself. As rules entered tune from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language built in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. 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 started to erode lately.
A magisterial exploration of a regularly ignored intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the historical past of principles.
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