Our first monograph poses serious questions: Does music contain emotion? Does music have meaning? These concepts are at the heart of musical experience, for professionals, amateurs and audiences. Combining readability with intellectual inquiry, award-winning writer MICHELENE WANDOR's book argues that meaning and emotion are not intrinsic to music, but depend on the contexts and conditions of performance.
She argues for the power of music, encouraging students, teachers, professional and amateur performers, as well as audiences and listeners, to think about what music means – to them personally, as an art form, and as an experience to be enjoyed.
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If you have any ideas for new editions, we would be delighted to hear about them!
New titles in PURPLE are Early Music Company re-issues.
C P E Bach: Der Frühling
Degl'Antonii: Ricercate sopra il Violoncello (facsimile)
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo
Johann Gottlieb Graun: Trio Sonata in G "Sanguineus and Melancholicus"
Graupner: Sinfonia in D (with four timps!) GWV541
A Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale ("Non sò qual più m'ingombra")
Telemann: Der Satan bläset oft
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[Page last updated 22 November 2023]