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By Ruth Katz

The Western musical culture has produced not just song, but additionally numerous writings approximately track that stay in continuous—and significantly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own strains the earlier millennium of this ongoing exchange.


Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible dating among highbrow construction and musical production gave upward push to the Western perception of track. This evolving and infrequently conflicted approach, in flip, formed the paintings shape itself. As principles entered track from the contexts during which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social historical past. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed tune to provide an explanation for itself from inside of, making a self-referential and rational beginning that has began to erode lately.


A magisterial exploration of a regularly ignored intersection of Western paintings and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores tune to its rightful position within the heritage of rules.  

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