What Kind of Theory is Music Theory?
Epistemological Exercises in Music
Theory and Analysis

By Per F. Broman and Nora A. Engebretsen, Eds.
November 2008
Stockholm University
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789185445806
317 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2"
$99.50 Paper Original


I. Music Theory and Science

Music Theory Art, Science, or What?
Playing the "Science Card": Science as Metaphor in the Practice of Music Theory
"Initial Conditions": Problems of Scope and Cause in
Music-Analytical Claims
Simplicity, Truth and Beauty in Music Theory
The Concept of Unity in Music

II. History

The Techne of Music Theory and the Epistemic Domain of the (Neo-)
Aristotelian Arts of Logos
Countless Western Art Music Recordings Towards a Theory of
What to Do With Them
When the Theorists are Silent: Mattheson, Bach, and the Development of
Historically Informed Analytical Techniques
Mathematics and Ideology in Modernist Music Theory

III Language and Metaphor

The Contribution of the Mind
A Woman's (Theoretical) Work
Musical Intuition and the Status of Tonal Theory as Cognitive Science


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