The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 27, 2003 - Music - 200 pages
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This book is an important contribution to the philosophy of music. Bruce Benson's concern is the phenomenology of music making as an activity. He offers a radical thesis that it is improvisation that is primary in the moment of music making.It will be a provocative read.
  

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Contents

Between Composition and Performance
1
Composing From Ursprung to Fassung letzter Hand
33
Performing The Improvisation of Preservation
77
The Ergon within Energeia
125
Being Musical with the Other
163
Index
193
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Bruce Ellis Benson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College. He is the author of "Graven Ideologies: Nietzsche, Derrida, and Marion on Modern Idolatry" and "The Improvisation of Musical Dialogue: A Phenomenology of Music".

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