Dr. Andy Nercessian is currently Lecturer in Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at the University of Durham. He received his Ph.D. in Musicology from Cambridge University. Dr. Nercessian has performed throughout Europe and the Middle East playing recitals and concerti with orchestras.2007 0-7734-5385-7
This work is an investigation of the areas that need to be considered in any attempts at defining music that aspire to take into account the wealth of ethnomusicological and philosophical materials of relevance. It introduces, in the opening chapter, a defining approach and certain characteristics of definition that place it somewhere between a description of perceptions of music and accounts of the music itself. It then applies this approach and framework in subsequent chapters, defining music in the broadest sense, while also defining each genre of popular, classical and folk music.