Music and Sentiment


How does a work of music stir the senses, creating feelings of joy, sadness, elation, or nostalgia? Though sentiment and emotion play a vital role in the composition, performance, and appreciation of music, rarely have these elements been fully observed. In this succinct and penetrating book, Charles Rosen draws upon more than a half century as a performer and critic to reveal how composers from Bach to Berg have used sound to represent and communicate emotion in mystifyingly beautiful ways. Through a range of musical ...

Music and Sentiment 2011, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300178036

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Music and Sentiment 2010, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300126402