The Frontiers of Meaning: Three Informal Lectures on Music
In three lucid and entertaining essays, Charles Rosen explores the true meaning of music and how this meaning changes from performer to performer, as well as audience to audience.
Published July 1st 1994 by Hill and Wang
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I have read several of Rosen's books. While I don't always share his conclusions, I find the insights that he brings often combine the practical performer with the astute scholar. He is more often right than wrong. This little book is three talks he gave in 1993. In them he goes to the heart of what he contends music can mean and does not mean. That it is often on the edge of nonsense with its search for beauty is some.thing worth thinking about
Charles Rosen is one of my favorite brainiacs and I really liked this book. I want to read The Classical Style because I think it is going to make me smarter, and more importantly have a greater appreciation for the music that I love.
Classical pianist, polymath, author of books on musical styles and musicology.More about Charles Rosen...