Music: A Very Short Introduction

Book Cover Music: A Very Short Introduction

Description

This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Details

Author(s)
Nicholas Cook
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
112 x 179 x 9mm | 144g
Publication date
01 Dec 2000
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reissued.
Illustrations note
black and white halftones and line drawings
ISBN10
0192853821
ISBN13
9780192853820
Bestsellers rank
83,962