Music and the aesthetics of modernity essays

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Published by Harvard University, Department of Music : Distributed by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .

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  • Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics -- Congresses,
  • Modernism (Music) -- Congresses

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Statementedited by Karol Berger & Anthony Newcomb.
GenreCongresses.
SeriesHarvard publications in music ;, 21, Isham Library papers ;, 6
ContributionsBerger, Karol, 1947-, Newcomb, Anthony, 1943-, Brinkmann, Reinhold, 1934-
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LC ClassificationsML3845 .M972 2005
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL3296833M
ISBN 100964031728
LC Control Number2004021410

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This book encourages a debate over musical modernity; a debate considering the question whether an examination of the history of European art music may enrich our picture of modernity and whether our understanding of music's development may be transformed by insights into the nature of modernity provided by other historical disciplines.

For most music historians, the modernism of the twentieth century was until recently the only appearance of the "modern" in music. The widely perceived recent decline of musical modernism makes it now possible to see the modernism of the twentieth century as a chapter in a much longer story, the story of musical : Hardcover.

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As self-contained essays many of the contributions, whatever their approach, are engaging, intriguing, and thought-provoking. That they do not add up to a more coherent account of music and modernity is perhaps, in part, because of the nature of the by: 1.

Aesthetics and Modernity brings together Agnes Heller's most recent essays around the topics of aesthetic genres such as painting, music, literature and comedy, aesthetic reception, and embodiment. The essays draw on Heller's deep appreciation of aesthetics in all its forms from the classical to the Renaissance and the contemporary : Hardcover.

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The history of pop-rock extends from the emergence of rocknroll in the s to a variety of contemporary Author: Motti Regev. Aesthetics of music (/ ɛ s ˈ θ ɛ t ɪ k s, iː s- æ s-/) is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of art, beauty and taste in music, and with the creation or appreciation of beauty in music.

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Music aesthetics involves defining the properties of music that make it so special and magical. Music is man-made, but it can have so much beauty it seems sublime. Plato and other ancients wrestled with the idea of musical aesthetics and wondered what made one composition more beautiful than another.

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During the mid th century, the provocative and sensuous Aesthetic movement threatened to dismantle Britain's fussy, overbearing, and conservative Victorian traditions.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. Art and society. Aesthetics, Modern. Title: Art in its time. Pop music and rock music are often treated as separate genres but the distinction has always been blurred.

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In the eighteenth century, focus shifted to the experience of hearing music, and thus to questions about its beauty and human enjoyment (plaisir and jouissance) of music.

Modernism/modernity focuses on the methodological, archival, and theoretical approaches particular to modernist studies. It encourages an interdisciplinary approach linking music, architecture, the visual arts, literature, and social and intellectual history.

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