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The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music Bruce Ellis Benson

The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music

Bruce Ellis Benson

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ISBN : 9780521810937
Hardcover
216 pages
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Whereas most books on the philosophy of music focus on the creation and reproduction of music, Bruce Bensons concern is the phenomenology of music making as an activity. He offers a radical thesis that improvization is of primary importance at theMoreWhereas most books on the philosophy of music focus on the creation and reproduction of music, Bruce Bensons concern is the phenomenology of music making as an activity. He offers a radical thesis that improvization is of primary importance at the moment of music making. The book brings together a wide range of musical examples from classical music, jazz, early music and other genres. Incorporating analytic and continental philosophy, musicology and performance-practice issues, it is a provocative study for philosophers of art and musicologists. It also appeals to general readers- especially those who perform.