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The Aesthetics of Music$
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Roger Scruton

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198167273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019816727X.001.0001

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Expression

Expression

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(p.140) 6 Expression
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The Aesthetics of Music
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019816727X.003.0006

Music is not representational; nevertheless, it has expressive content, and one of the perennial puzzles of musical aesthetics is to show what that means and why it is important. Certain intuitions about the matter are expounded and systematized, and tests laid down that any theory of expression must pass. In particular, expression must be connected to musical understanding: it is part of what is understood by the person who understands what he hears.

Keywords:   expression, expressive content, musical aesthetics, musical understanding

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