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Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Jerrold Levinson


The book’s chapters present new work dealing with philosophical issues about music. As regards methodology and style the book follows in the line of earlier essay collections, though unlike them it focuses exclusively on music, and is representative of topical work being carried out under the rubric of analytic aesthetics. The chapters cover topics which span the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, musicology, music theory, and music criticism. It also looks at musical beauty, musical value, musical appreciation, musical improvisation, the interpretation of song, and the ontology of musi ... More

Keywords: music, analytic aesthetics, musicology, music theory, jazz tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669660
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerrold Levinson, author
University of Maryland