THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Account Options Sign in. Genjiro added it Aug 24, Although I enjoyed reading the book and I agree -to a certain extent- that good music expresses and evokes emotion, I had the impression, after reading the book that -following the author- only premodern music was satisfactory to that end and was therefore ‘good’ although the book was written in No eBook available Amazon. Th “One of the most important publications of post-war English musicography Based on thisevidence he argues that music is a language in the quite specific sense that idioms can be derykc and a list of meanings compiled.

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Michelle marked it as to-read Jan 02, Cooke espouses the belief that there is a communication in music between composer and listener on the subconscious or semi-conscious level. Nov 17, Kari rated thee it was ok Shelves: The enlightening analysis of two complete symphonies by Mozart and Vaughan Williams demonstrates the expressive function of musical form, the latter being an element which the author considers deryco from musical content.


If you have some musical background you’ll need it to make sense of the examplesdo check it out.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The book provides a “vocabulary” of music illustrated with detailed examples, were each intervalic distance is discussed and related to a particular emotion.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Lists with This Oof. Deryck Cooke is the person who orchestrated Msuic tenth symphony, starting with Mahler’s original draft. Robert Poortinga rated it really liked it Jan 19, The Study of Counterpoint: Bob marked it as to-read Feb 14, Zach Harju rated it really liked it Jun 14, Deryck Cooke’s thesis is that the fundamental characteristic of music is the expression and evocation of emotion. Kris marked it as to-read Oct 27, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. For those who coke Vaughan Williams’s atypical but emotionally shattering Sixth Symphony, Cooke’s analysis is worth the price of the entire book. It’s therefore a little hard to accept his collections of musically thf examples as altogether valid, though they are impressive enough. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yet no two people will have exactly the same reaction to a piece of music, even if they like it.


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Highly recommended to anyone trying to understand how music works. Mala marked it as to-read Oct 27, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A Guide to Musical Analysis. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He shows himself to have a deep understanding of human psychology, emotional depth, and of course, music. When the book was first suggested to me, based on theme, I was expecting something “wishy washy” and not too keen on it, but for some reason I decided to give it a go, since it touches on one of my areas of reasearch.

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