By Ruth Katz

The Western musical culture has produced not just track, but in addition numerous writings approximately tune that stay in continuous—and significantly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own lines the earlier millennium of this ongoing exchange.


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


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

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