Aesthetics of Musical Art; Or, The Theory Of Beautiful In Music By Dr. Ferdinand Hand. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents include: Book The First: Of The Nature of Music - Of the music of Nature in general - Of tone - Rhythm - The relation of tones on acuteness and gravity - The music of nature beyond the human sphere - Of the music of mankind - Music the product of free self-activity of the mind - Music the immediate representation of the activity of the feelings - Music the product of the spirituality and of the totality of the powers of the mind - Melody - Harmony - Free play in tone pictures - Modification of expression - Subordination to the idea of beauty.
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