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Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Peter Kivy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary ... More


Persona Non Grata

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Literary interpreters of the absolute music canon tend to fall into two distinct groups. Those who throw caution to the winds and impute to pure instrumental music narratives in startling detail, ... More


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