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Music is marvellous, but not mysterious: an interview with Lydia Goehr

For centuries, philosophers have got music wrong by making it mysterious, says Lydia Goehr, professor of philosophy at Columbia University in New York. What really matters is what we do with the music. In this Aeon interview, Goehr explains how understanding music’s functions gives insights into its power without diminishing its beauty.

Interviewer: Nigel Warburton

Producer: Kellen Quinn

Editor: Adam D’Arpino

1 December 2015

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