Identity & Difference
Essays on Music, Language & Time

By Jonathan Cross, et al.
October 2004
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9058674134
186 pages, 5 " x 9 "
$49.50 Paper Original


This volume is a collection of essays based on lectures given at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent at various occasions over the last 4 years. Two of the five authors are British, two are Germans; two are prominent composers, both keen and provocative writers about music; one is a musicologist and daring critic who specializes in contemporary music; two are philosophers and Adorno specialists dealing with such fundamental and highly complex matters as music and language, and music and time.

Contents include: Writing About Living Composers: Questions, Problems, Contexts; The Genesis of Quartet No. 4; Philosophy of Composition - Is There Such a Thing?; On Music and Language; Theses on the Relationship Between Music and Time.

Music Theory

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