PRAKHOFF, Belinda Marie

PhD University of Melbourne 2013 Pages: 239

Music from the inside: emotional expression and the understanding listener

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My thesis examines the view that training in musical analysis is essential for musical understanding. I defend the untrained lover of music against the formalist charge that their understanding of music must be inadequate. Following Stephen Davies’s account of understanding “by degrees”, my account emphasises music as heard rather than analysed...

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