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The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

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What is involved in the composition, performance, and reception of classical music? What are we doing when we listen to this music seriously? Why when playing a Beethoven sonata do performers begin with the first note indicated in the score; why don't they feel free to improvise around the sonata's central theme? Why, finally, does it go against tradition for an audience at a concert of classical music to tap its feet? Bound up in these questions is the overriding question of what it means philosophically, musically, and ...

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The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music
2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195324785

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The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music
1994, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198235415

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The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music
1992, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198248187

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