This ebook examines the highbrow historical past of instrumental song, particularly the belief of absolute track. It attempts to teach how convinced principles in philosophy, theology and the sciences impact the that means and, certainly, the life of instrumental song, and the way, in flip, instrumental track is used to unravel or exemplify convinced difficulties in smooth tradition. rather than latest in a natural and independent shape, track is woven again into the epistemological cloth and entangled with various discourses, therefore demonstrating the centrality of track within the building of that means.
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