Wittgenstein and the Conditions of Musical Communication

By: Hanne Appelqvist

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This work argues against the widely held view that to understand music the listeners must hear musical works and passages as expressive of emotions. The argument developed in the work arises from Wittgensteins later account of language. It is argued that if his later account of the meaning and the understanding of natural language is applied to the case of music, then what follows is a version of musical formalism. This is to say that insofar as we can talk about musical communication, i.e., the understanding of musical phrases and their semantic content, then the grounds of this communication must reside in the conventional rules of a musical system. Printed Pages: 152.

Title: Wittgenstein and the Conditions of Musical Communication

Author Name: Hanne Appelqvist

Categories: Music,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2008

ISBN: 951926468X

ISBN 13: 9789519264684

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 116622

Keywords: Wittgenstein and the Conditions of Musical Communication Hanne Appelqvist