Why of Music : Dialogues in an Unexplored Region of Appreciation.
In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music.
University of Minnesota Press,
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- TABLE OF CONTENTS; A GLEAM IN THE EYE; "SOMETHING MORE"; THE MUSICAL IMAGE; HOW THE MUSICAL IMAGE IS PORTRAYED; HOW FORM CONTRIBUTES TO THE IMAGE; SOME HOWS AND WHYS OF MUSICAL COMPOSITION; SOME HOWS AND WHYS OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE; STYLE AND TASTE; IMAGE AND STYLE IN BACH; CLASSICISM IN HAYDN AND MOZART; ROMANTICISM IN BEETHOVEN; BEETHOVEN: THE SECOND PERIOD; BEETHOVEN: THE THIRD PERIOD; VERBAL AND MUSICAL IMAGES IN THE SONG; THE MUSICAL IMAGE IN THE LEADING-MOTIVE; TWO NEW QUESTIONERS; A COMMON MUSICAL IDIOM; WHAT MAKES GOOD MUSIC GREAT?; EPILOGUE, OR PREFACE?; INDEX.