Title

Performances and Recordings

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

The most common musical experience today, across most of the globe, is that of listening to a recording. For many centuries, however, music was only experienced live, since recording technology did not exist. As a result, much of the philosophy of music is rooted in the idea that music is a performance art, and recordings have been met with some skepticism (when they have been discussed at all). In this chapter, we investigate the nature of musical performances and recordings, and compare views about their respective values.

Editor

Theodore Gracyk, Andrew Kania

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York

ISBN

9780415486033

Publication Information

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music

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