More Than Meets the Ear: A Study of the Semantics of Music
Music, as any fine art, expresses human values, not merely musical values. In More than Meets the Ear, Gilbert R. Fischer shows what the ways are, through the work of particular composers in particular pieces, and how theoretical dogmas prevent meaningful expression.
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The Game of Likenesses
The Sound of Music
The Materials of Music
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