Music

The Aesthetics of Music

The Aesthetics of Music

OUP (1999)
What is music, what is its value, and what does it mean? In this stimulating volume, Roger Scruton offers a comprehensive account of the nature and significance of music from the perspective of modern philosophy.

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Music as an Art

Music as an Art

Bloomsbury  (August 2018)

Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and the moral life, music and cognitive science and German idealism, as well as recalling the author's struggle to encourage his students to distinguish the qualities of good music.

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Understanding Music - Philosophy and Interpretation

Understanding Music - Philosophy and Interpretation

Bloomsbury (2016)

Roger Scruton first addressed this topic in his celebrated book The Aesthetics of Music (OUP) and in this new book he applies the theory to the practice and examines a number of composers and musical forms.

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