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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This is a truly wonderful book. Choose your country or region Close. His writing is crystal clear, his reasoning is well thought out, and his presentation is both entertaining and heartfelt.

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But Cooke’s book goes so much further. Thanks for telling us about the problem. At the same time, I never thought about the issue of musical meaning very clearly until I read Cooke.


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This is the guy that orchestrated Mahler’s Tenth, after all. In the end it turned out to be one of those books that really got panguage old nogen brewing – – a book that sometimes you have to put down because it really gets your brain going or that if you read it before bedtime, you might wake up at 3: Eduardo Iturrate rated it it was amazing Feb 15, How Music Plays the Mind.

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In my view, a theory is good when one can use it not only lf describe what is known, but also in some way to understand what is new and to discover and predict something that is not known.

Music at Hand Jonathan De Souza. This important and controversial book has come to be regarded as a modern classic. Town, City, and Nation P.

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Sarah Yaksic marked it as to-read Apr 04, William rated it it was ok Jun 24, This is the guy that orchestrated Mahler’s Tenth, after all. Read more Read less. Music is felt, and certain musical motifs or phrases evoke certain emotions in certain contexts.

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Mark Smith rated it it was amazing Feb 06, ,usic Andrew Hughes is currently reading it Jan 01, While it’s definitely a shame that so little has been done to develop the ideas in this kusic since it was written and so many have attacked his basic premise, unjustly in my opinionit’s interesting to see scientific studies confirming some of what Cooke describes, for example the universality of certain musical characteristics.

Shoshana is currently reading it Apr 27, Books by Deryck Cooke. Women in Late Antiquity Gillian Clark. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I happened upon a copy in a used book store and it immediately grabbed my attention.