Open Access Repository

Meaning in music : towards criteria for a personal philosophy of music for the practising musician


Downloads per month over past year

Langlois, RJ 1992 , 'Meaning in music : towards criteria for a personal philosophy of music for the practising musician', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

PDF (Whole thesis)
whole_LangloisR...pdf | Download (4MB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

| Preview


The practicing musician is involved in the day-to-day business of presenting
"music" in its many forms and expressions to an audience of some kind. This thesis
explores the proposition that a philosophy of music is necessary to the musician,
and that such a philosophy cannot be separated from a philosophy of life.
Through a discussion of the meaning of life and the meaning of music as an
expression of art, this paper develops criteria for a philosophy of music for the
practising musician. Such a philosophy must:
1. be grounded in a philosophy of the whole of life.
2. show how art is related to the origin and nature of man.
3. include a definition of art.
4. link music and life experience.
In seeking to move towards such a basis for a philosophy of music, the
thesis draws on philosophical contributions related to both life and music,
particularly in the collection The Meaning of Life edited by Klemke, and through
aspects of the theories of art and its life-connectedness explored by John Dewey,
IredellJenkins and Leland Ryken, in their books. Art and Experience, Art and the
Human Enterprise, and Culture in Christian Perspective respectively.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Langlois, RJ
Keywords: Music
Copyright Holders: The Author
Copyright Information:

Copyright 1992 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

Additional Information:

Thesis (MMus)--University of Tasmania, 1992

Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page