The Idea Of Absolute Music

Author: Carl Dahlhaus
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226134873
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This volume examines a single music-aesthetical idea from various historical and philosophical backgrounds. In exploring the origins of the idea and its career over two centuries, it brings to light the variety of ways in which it has affected music.
The Idea of Absolute Music
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Carl Dahlhaus
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-08-13 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

This volume examines a single music-aesthetical idea from various historical and philosophical backgrounds. In exploring the origins of the idea and its career over two centuries, it brings to light the variety of ways in which it has affected music.
Absolute Music
Language: en
Pages: 375
Authors: Mark Evan Bonds
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

What we think music is shapes how we hear it. This book traces the history of the idea of pure - 'absolute' - music from Pythagoras to the present, with special emphasis on efforts to reconcile the irreducible essence of the art with its profound effects on the human spirit.
Poe and the Idea of Music
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Charity McAdams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

The selling point of this book I think is that it's the only book that addresses Edgar Allan Poe's use of music from a purely literary standpoint.
Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Daniel Chua
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-11-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is born out of two contradictions: first, it explores the making of meaning in a musical form that was made to lose its meaning at the turn of the nineteenth century; secondly, it is a history of a music that claims to have no history - absolute music.
The Harvard Dictionary of Music
Language: en
Pages: 1008
Authors: Don Michael Randel
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-05 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of The Harvard Dictionary of Music is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music.