"This collection can be enthusiastically recommended to philosophers who want to hear some of the latest news from musicology."—British Journal of Aesthetics
"This excellent collection . . . is a humanistically rich, argumentatively subtle, and music-analytically accomplished volume, engendering a fuller awareness of the conceptual legacy of the Wagner-Hanslick debate that would place formal analysis in polemical opposition to narrative and emotive content, and taking a great stride towards overcoming that pernicious dichotomy. The book well deserves an enthusiastic recommendation to everyone desiring a fuller comprehension of the complexities of musical experience."—Garry L. Hagberg, Bard College, Philosophy in Review. February-December, 1999.
"Reading this book is a satisfying experience since it gives one the impression that progress is being made in the philosophy of music. . . . Scholars working in the philosophy of music will want to have a copy for ease of reference. . . . Libraries supporting research on aesthetics will need a copy."—James O. Young, University on Victoria, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.