THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC. By Deryck Cooke. O. U. P., Lo. , pp., $4. The author of this book did not have to hunt for a topic on which. Read the full-text online edition of The Language of Music (). Buy The Language of Music (Clarendon Paperbacks) New Ed by Deryck Cooke ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and.

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Open Preview See a Problem? If you don’t believe me, try writing music according to the emotive principles he proposes.

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He shows himself to have a deep understanding of human psychology, emotional depth, and of course, music. Same old stuff lf heard if you’ve ever read a music book. Alton Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Cooke argues that Western mostly classical music is truly a language, but one that speaks to the emotions and not to the intellect. For those who love Vaughan Williams’s atypical but emotionally shattering Sixth Symphony, Cooke’s analysis is worth the price of the entire book.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The author’s thesis is that the main characteristic of music is to express andevoke emotion, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Trivia About The Language of M Showing of 8 reviews. I only read this because it looked interesting in a bibliography for another book, but the author of that one must have picked the most readily understandable parts for his book, so there wasn’t anything else really great in this one.

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I wish I had known about this book a few years ago when I was obsessed on defining the moods of certain chord sequences! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Cooke closes the book with extended analysis of Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan-Williams’ Sixth symphonies, showing how all the individual elements discussed previously come together in a fully realized work. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The book’s final section analyzes two symphonies, Mozart’s Fortieth and Vaughan Williams’s Sixth, to explore the nature of musical inspiration and the process whereby the notes actually convey emotion from composer to listener.

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Second, anyone who has brushed around in music theory enough can tell you that if you want to find a certain pattern in a piece of music, you will deryvk it if you look hard enough.


A well written and comprehensive view of the Harmonic predictability of tonal resolution. An Introduction to His Music. Sloboda No preview available – I think that such a kind of psychological approaches are doomed to fail when one tries to extend them to these new forms of expression.

Highly recommended to anyone trying to understand how music works. Tgillan marked it as to-read Dec 10, This is a truly wonderful book.

I happened languagf a copy in a used book store and it immediately grabbed my attention. Bob marked it as to-read Jan 10, Then, sequences of intervals, rhythm and their formal implications are also discussed, showing their ‘universality’ and how many classical composers have used them consistently to express something: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Not as much comment on the melodic aspects except by reference. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Pat Muchmore rated it liked it Nov 20, See and discover other items: Kalliope added it Oct 27, Lanhuage marked it as to-read Apr 28,