A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of by Ruth Katz

By Ruth Katz

The Western musical culture has produced not just song, 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 strains the earlier millennium of this ongoing exchange.

 

Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow construction and musical construction gave upward thrust to the Western belief of song. This evolving and occasionally conflicted method, in flip, formed the artwork shape itself. As principles entered song from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed song to provide an explanation for itself from inside, making a self-referential and rational starting place that has all started to erode in recent times.

 

A magisterial exploration of an often ignored intersection of Western artwork and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores song to its rightful position within the heritage of principles.  

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