What is music for? How does it work? What can it teach us? Intuitively, we feel there must be answers to such questions, but they tend to be scattered throughout a wide range of different areas of study, from acoustics to music history, from psychology to composition. In this brilliant and thought-provoking book, Maconie seeks the answers to these and other fundamental questions about music, integrating music and appropriate scientific research in a new evaluation of his topic. In so doing, he argues passionately for a ...

The Concept of Music 1993, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198163886

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The Concept of Music 1991, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198162155