Perspectives on Musical Aesthetics (Paperback)John Rahn (editor)
Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 17/03/1995
- Not available
Drawn from the influential journal Perspectives of New Music, these essays reflect a variety of artistic viewpoints and critical perspectives. The contributors include composers Pierre Boulez, John Cage, and Milton Babbitt, literary scholar Douglas Collins, anthropologist Eric Gans, philosopher Michel Foucault, and poet Delmore Schwartz. The authors contemplate music's origins and function, the changing relations between music and society, the effects of today's conflicting aesthetic notions on composition, and the relationship between music and other communicative behaviors. Taken together, the essays suggest a working aesthetic that would ensure the continual renewal of artistic tradition in Western culture.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
You may also be interested in...
£14.99Mixed media product
£9.95Fold-out book or chart
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at