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Author Paddison, Max.

Title Adorno's aesthetics of music / Max Paddison
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993


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Description xii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Adorno in context. 2. Reading Adorno. 3. Considerations on method -- 1. Constellations: towards a critical method. 1. The writings on music: a thematic outline. 2. History, nature, second nature: the debates with Lukacs and Benjamin. 3. The problem of form: Bartok, Hindemith, Stravinsky and the Second Viennese School. 4. Towards a critical method: levels of interpretation -- 2. The development of a theory of musical material. 1. Theories of artistic material: precursors and contemporaries. 2. The Adorno-Krenek debate. 3. On the social situation of music -- 3. The problem of mediation. 1. Hegel: mediation and the dialectic. 2. Adorno's Marxian model: the social mediation of music. 3. Freud: art and sublimation. 4. Max Weber adapted; rationality and mimesis -- 4. A material theory of form. 1. The immanent dialectic of musical material. 2. Immanent analysis: Berg, Sonata op. 1. 3. Adorno's interpretation of Berg: critique and commentary
4. Proposals for a material theory of musical form -- 5. Social content and social function. 1. The social dialectic of musical material. 2. Musical production. 3. Musical reproduction (I): performance. 4. Musical reproduction (II): distribution. 5. Musical consumption -- 6. The historical dialectic of musical material. 1. Adorno's philosophy of music history. 2. Bach and the style galant. 3. Beethoven and Berlioz. 4. Wagner and Brahms. 5. Debussy and Mahler -- 7. The disintegration of musical material. 1. Issues in the philosophy of New Music. 2. The decline of the modern. 3. Concluding remarks -- Appendix
Analysis Music Aesthetics
Music Aesthetics
Notes Bibliography: p330-364. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-364) and index
Subject Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
LC no. 92046202
ISBN 0521433215 (hardback)
0521626080 (paperback)
Other Titles Aesthetics of music