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Stravinsky’s Dogma

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter interprets Stravinsky’s faith by analyzing how he composed the opening of Perséphone, and the central gesture of Demeter entrusting Persephone to the nymphs. The goal is to demonstrate ... More


Musical Works and Performances: A Philosophical Exploration

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241583
eISBN:
9780191597329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241589.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a contextualist ontology of musical works, distinguishing works for playback from ones for performance and, among the latter, studio from live performances. Works are variously ... More


Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The essays in this book cover a spread of topics in the philosophy of music: how music expresses emotion and what is distinctive to the listener's response to this expressiveness; the modes of ... More


Religion and Art: Parsifal as Paradigm

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter analyzes the total work as symbol. Wagner’s Parsifal, one of the most important inspirations for the European symbolist movement, stands as the paradigm of the restoration of the ... More


Adorno

Lucia Sziborsky

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter investigates the biography of Theodor W. Adorno and assesses his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Adorno was born in Frankfurt am Main on September 11, 1903. While on vacation ... More


Nietzsche

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter evaluates the biography of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and elaborates on his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken. Three phases can ... More


The Aesthetics of Music

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Attempts to give a complete account of music: its nature, meaning, and value. The book begins from an examination of sound, distinguishes sound from tone, and identifies tones as ... More


Music and Lyrics

James O. Young

in Critique of Pure Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682713
eISBN:
9780191762918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682713.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 4 is devoted to music with lyrics, with a particular focus on opera. There has been a long-standing assumption in philosophy of music that music with lyrics is fundamentally different from ... More


Aesthetic Violence: The Concepts of the Ugly and Primitive

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in The Fleeting Promise of Art: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452369
eISBN:
9780801469282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the function of the ugly in Aesthetic Theory, with particular emphasis on the primitive and the archaic. It first considers the meaning of the ugly in relation to Theodor ... More


Critique of Pure Music

James O. Young

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682713
eISBN:
9780191762918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682713.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a critique of formalism in philosophy of music. Formalism is the view that music is appreciated as pure musical form: music is not about anything, it does not represent, and it has no ... More


Epilogue: in the beginning was song

Mads Qvortrup

in The Political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Impossibility of Reason

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065804
eISBN:
9781781700495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065804.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents an account of Rousseau's philosophy of music. Music was Rousseau's main passion, and this passion spilled over into his political writings in more ways than one. The whole tenor ... More


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