By Jonathan D. Kramer
This cutting edge, provocative publication deals a brand new, accomplished conception of musical time. Exploring the qualitative, philosophical elements of this elusive but primary foundation of track, Jonathan D. Kramer unlocks the size of musical time now not thought of by way of theories that restrict learn to the concrete components of rhythm and meter. through taking a bigger view, Kramer grapples with the evasive, subjective components of time --and helps his aesthetic hypothesis with challenging facts from musical constitution. it truly is this attractive mixture of summary idea and useful software that securely ranks The Time of song the most effective modern tune scholarship. Kramer attracts at the different stories of philosophy, psychology, cultural historical past, and track thought to ascertain the qualitative components of musical time: course, pressure, solution, cumulation, percentage, pacing, and period. shut musical research brings theoretical hypothesis again to genuine tune and actual belief. concentrating on the right here and now, The Time of song considers how modern Western listeners listen and comprehend the tune of all eras and areas. via bright examples of musical research, Kramer engages the reader with leading edge solutions to questions that display the intensity of musical time: how this century s song differs from song of the previous, how compositions are prepared in time, how intervals are perceived and remembered, how items start and finish, and the significance of expertise to how song is heard, used, and created.
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