Absolute music the history of an idea

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. The core of th...

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Authors and Corporations: Bonds, Mark Evan (Author)
Title: Absolute music the history of an idea Mark Evan Bonds.
Type of Resource: E-Book
Language:English
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New York: Oxford University Press, 2014
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Summary: 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. The core of this study focuses on the period 1850-1935, beginning with the collision between Richard Wagner and the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick.
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Item Description: 1 online resource ; Includes bibliographical references and index. - Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 20, 2014)
ISBN: 9780199373437, 0199373434