The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy

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What is musical meaning? Where does it reside and how can it be known? Does it make a difference to its meaning if the music is composed with or without words, as a symphony or a song? Why is it claimed that music can express human feelings with an immediacy not possible in other languages or arts? What is contained in the claim that music is autonomous, or that it is prophetic and can articulate a 'politics for the future'? Concentrating on the music, politics, and philosophy of Richard Wagner, Lydia Goehr addresses these ...

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The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy
1998, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520214125

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