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ERIC Number: EJ1085196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Once More unto the Breach: Aesthetic Experience Revisited
Hansen, Forest
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v23 n2 p202-219 Fall 2015
Aesthetic experience as a determining factor in music appreciation has lost salience in recent years, especially in philosophy of music education. Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and co-director of graduate conducting at Peabody Conservatory, has written a book subtitled "An Investigation into Musical Beauty." In a series of dialogues between a talented music student and a wise professor, he equates beauty with the aesthetic experience and cites this as the hallmark of masterpieces in Western music of the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. The author reviews Thakar's book, notes similarities and differences with Bennett Reimer's philosophy, and defends the theory against the mandates of praxialism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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