By Peter Kivy

Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism opposed to those that may positioned literary interpretations at the absolute track canon. partly I, the ancient origins of either the literary interpretation of absolute track and musical formalism are laid out. partially II, particular makes an attempt to place literary interpretations on a number of works of absolutely the track canon are tested and criticized. eventually, partly III, the query is raised as to what
the human value of absolute song is, if it doesn't lie in its representational or narrative content material. the answer's that, as but, philosophy has no solution, and that the query could be thought of a big one for philosophers of paintings to think about, and to attempt to reply to with no attraction to
representational or narrative content.

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