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Musical Development

Musical Development

Or, Remarks on the Spirit of the Principal Music Forms

by Joseph Goddard
Paperback
Publication Date: 20/10/2011
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Joseph Goddard (1833-1910) was a philosopher, theorist and historian of the music of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, who developed some highly influential ideas about the relationship between music and human evolution. First published in 1868, this study presents Goddard's theory on the connection between music and the human spirit, in which he argues that two major counterparts of emotion - instinctive and abstract - correlate directly with two key elements of music: melody and harmony. He demonstrates this through a fascinating and thorough comparative analysis of the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Mendelssohn, and moves on to show how emotion is expressed in the melodic and harmonic styles of sacred music and opera. Concluding with a detailed analysis of how mental progress has influenced the development of music, this thorough and judicious work remains of interest in the fields of music history, philosophy, and theory.
ISBN:
9781108038614
9781108038614
Category:
Theory of music & musicology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20-10-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
152
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x9mm
Weight:
0.2kg

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