Music, the Arts, and Ideas

Music, the Arts, and Ideas

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Meyer makes a valuable statement on aesthetics, criteria for assessing great works of music, compositional practices and theories of the present day, and predictions of the future of Western culture. His postlude, written for the book's twenty-fifth anniversary, looks back at his thoughts on the direction of music in 1967.The last two essays emphasize that critical judgments and aesthetic attitudes are based upon and derived from ultimate, and ... Though I would not alter its denouement a€” would not, that is, maintain that forgeries can now be exhibited with impunity a€” the essay does call attention to the conditions under ... INTRODUCTION.

Title:Music, the Arts, and Ideas
Author: Leonard B. Meyer
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2010-04-15

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