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By Ruth Katz

The Western musical culture has produced not just track, but in addition numerous writings approximately track that stay in continuous—and vastly influential—dialogue with their topic. With sweeping scope and philosophical intensity, A Language of Its Own lines the earlier millennium of this ongoing exchange.


Ruth Katz argues that the indispensible courting among highbrow creation and musical construction gave upward push to the Western perception of song. This evolving and occasionally conflicted method, in flip, formed the paintings shape itself. As rules entered song from the contexts within which it existed, its inner language constructed in tandem with shifts in highbrow and social heritage. Katz explores how this infrastructure allowed track to provide an explanation for itself from inside, making a self-referential and rational starting place that has all started to erode in recent times.


A magisterial exploration of an often missed intersection of Western paintings and philosophy, A Language of Its Own restores track to its rightful position within the background of rules.  

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