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Emotion and Meaning in Music : Phoenix Books - Leonard B. Meyer

Emotion and Meaning in Music

Phoenix Books

Paperback

Published: 1st January 1956
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"Altogether it is a book that should be required reading for any student of music, be he composer, performer, or theorist. It clears the air of many confused notions . . . and lays the groundwork for exhaustive study of the basic problem of music theory and aesthetics, the relationship between pattern and meaning."--David Kraehenbuehl, "Journal of Music Theory """ "This is the best study of its kind to have come to the attention of this reviewer."--Jules Wolffers, "The Christian Science Monitor
""It is not too much to say that his approach provides a basis for the meaningful discussion of emotion and meaning in all art."--David P. McAllester, "American Anthropologist
""A book which should be read by all who want deeper insights into music listening, performing, and composing."--Marcus G. Raskin, "Chicago Review
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Theory
Expectation and Learning
Principles of Pattern Perception: The Law of Good Continuation
Principles of Pattern Perception: Completion and Closure
Principles of Pattern Perception: The Weakening of Shape
The Evidence: Deviation in Performance and Tonal Organization
The Evidence: Simultaneous and Successive Deviation
Note on Image Processes, Connotations, and Moods
Notes
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226521398
ISBN-10: 0226521397
Series: Phoenix Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st January 1956
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34