Aesthetics and Criticism of Music

This course will focus on Aesthetics and Criticism of Music. Combining the theories and aesthetics from Chinese and the Western philosophies, the course intends to explore their impacts on music styles and theories. In the first stage, the course will introduce concepts or ideas of aesthetics of music. Secondly, the course will study individual musicians or thinkers’ views on music. Finally, the course will focus on the appreciation and criticism of music works and their performing styles.