Expression as Success: The Psychological Reality of Musical Performance

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Title:Expression as Success: The Psychological Reality of Musical Performance
Creators:
van Gerwen, Rob
Journal or Publication Title:
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 45, 1, pp. 24-40

Abstract

Roger Scruton’s ontology of sound is found wanting on two counts. Scruton removes from music the importance of the performer’s manipulating of his instrument. This misconceives the phenomenology of hearing and, as a consequence, impoverishes our understanding of music. I argue that the musician’s manipulations can be heard in the music; and, in a discussion of notions developed by Richard Wollheim and Jerrold Levinson, that these manipulations have psychological reality, and that it is this psychological reality which brings to life the sui generis musical persona of musical expressiveness.

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Title:Expression as Success: The Psychological Reality of Musical Performance
Creators:
van Gerwen, Rob
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 8. Section of Historical Sciences > Institute of Art History > Estetika (Aesthetics)
Journal or Publication Title:Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Volume:45
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 24-40
ISSN:0014 –1291
Publisher:Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
ID Code:2744
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:30 May 2008 13:45
Last Modified:31 May 2010 11:34

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van Gerwen, Rob (2008) Expression as Success: The Psychological Reality of Musical Performance. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 45 (1). pp. 24-40. ISSN 0014 –1291

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