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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


The Failure of Formalism and the Failure of its Foes

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/9780199562800.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the possibility of the kinds of narrative interpretation put on absolute music by Robinson, Maus, and Newcomb being offered as attempts to provide an explanation for the ... More


Mood and Music

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/9780199562800.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 3 showed how musical formalism came into full flower in Hanslick's ‘little book’ along with the denial that absolute music could, or, therefore was meant to, arouse or ‘represent’ so-called ... More


The Return of the Aesthetic: Musical Formalism and Its Place in Political Critique

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The turn to cultural critique brought a new agenda to the academic study of music that sets out to contest the status quo, effect positive social change, and resist negative social change. This ... 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


Shostakovich's Secret?

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/9780199562800.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the logically proper way to see the spate of recent attempts to put narrative interpretations on the works of absolute music, accepted as such in the canon, is to see them as ... More


Action and Agency

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/9780199562800.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins by stating the ‘problem’ of absolute music: what it is in or about absolute music that gives what appears, at least, to be the same kind of deep satisfaction that the other arts, ... More


Attention, Ritual, and the Additive Strategy

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/9780199562800.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins with a discussion of what might be called the ‘attitude of rapt attention’ to works of absolute music. It then explores the mystery of absolute music. It considers the views of ... More


Empty Pleasure to the Ear

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/9780199562800.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the feeling of ecstasy, exaltation, or passionate enthusiasm that absolute music in its highest manifestations calls forth in its devotees, is of an intrinsic worth beyond ... More


Musical Morality

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/9780199562800.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the moral claims of absolute music. It argues that absolute music shares with many other human activities the propensity to produce, in human beings, a kind of ecstasy that ... More


Hanslick’s “Pure” Music

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hanslick’s Vom Musikalisch-Schönen (1854) addresses all of the qualities—expression, beauty, form, autonomy, disclosiveness—that had for so long played a central role in discussions about the ... More


Musical Virtues

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents a discussion on structural listening as a moral position and the various alternatives to it. It also discusses the essay “Toward a Deconstruction of Structural Listening: A ... More


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