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Author Chua, Daniel K. L., 1966-

Title Absolute music and the construction of meaning / Daniel K.L. Chua
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 314 pages) : illustrations
Series New perspectives in music history and criticism
New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Contents pt. 1. The Garden of Eden. 1. On history. 2. On modernity. 3. On disenchantment. 4. On division. 5. On opera. 6. On machines. 7. On space. 8. On style -- pt. 2. The Fruit of Knowledge. 9. On being. 10. On the mind. 11. On biology. 12. On the body. 13. On the soul. 14. On morality. 15. On women. 16. On masculinity. 17. On independence. 18. On heroes. 19. On politics. 20. On nothing. 21. On God. 22. On infinity. 23. On self-deification. 24. On invisibility. 25. On conscious life-forms. 26. On artificiality -- pt. 3. The Tower of Babel. 27. On death. 28. On absolute music. 29. On the beautiful and the sublime. 30. On monuments. 31. On the apocalypse. 32. On the end. 33. On suicide. 34. On absolute drivel. 35. On Babel
Summary This book examines the intellectual history of instrumental music, particularly the idea of absolute music. It shows how certain ideas in philosophy, theology and the sciences affect the meaning of instrumental music, and how instrumental music in turn permeates human discourse and helps construct meaning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-306) and index
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Subject Absolute music.
Instrumental music -- History and criticism.
Instrumental music -- Philosophy.
Meaning (Philosophy)
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98042733
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