Started by lukeottevanger, April 06, 2007, 02:24:08 PM
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Quote from: Luke on March 02, 2023, 06:19:03 AMI wanted to upload a sample chapter from the rambling book I was writing before the current one began, but it's too big to attach. If anyone wants a copy, PM me with your email address and I'll send it on that way. A few things to say about it, so you can decide if you'd like to read it or not.1) It is written with an informed, intelligent and engaged readership in mind but not necessarily one with a deep knowledge of music. Some/much of the stuff I've written about will be well-known to most people on this site. However, even when I am engaged on describing something you probably already have a good understanding of - e.g. the differences between equal temperament and just intonation - I'm probably doing so for a weird reason, so stick with it!2) Those weird reasons are generally to do with the idea of the metaphors that music can carry, which is the loose bracket under which all the chapters fall. In this chapter, for instance, I investigate some rare early examples of music which mixes equal temperament and just intonation at the same time, and the consequences this has for the metaphorical message the music may convey. Here, as in the rest of the book, I cover quite a lot of ground, some of it unexpected. This chapter, for instance, starts with an introduction to the issues, then jumps over Leopold Mozart, Brahms and Wagner before more lengthy sections on Ravel, Vaughan Williams and Britten. And then, for some reason, there's a long section which seems at first to only be tangentially connected to any of these, on the First World War. There are lots of footnotes to try to keep a few other loosely-connected ideas from flying off disregarded. In other words, there's nothing academic here, just the ramblings of someone who is very engaged with these subjects. I hope it reads OK and is interesting and not too obvious!
Quote from: VonStupp on March 09, 2023, 01:04:54 PM
Quote from: Luke on March 10, 2023, 07:06:20 AMSomewhat reminiscent of the old wind machine debate of yore (does anyone still remember that one?).
Quote from: Cato on March 10, 2023, 11:48:21 AMDude! The Whales of Rome! Sounds to me like an all-around fave! Do it!
Quote from: Karl Tirebiter Henning on March 10, 2023, 02:50:52 PMHey! I see that emoticon!
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