Adorno, Modernism and Mass Culture: Essays on Critical Theory and Music

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Kahn & Averill, 2004 - Music - 150 pages
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In examining the work of Theodor Adorno, this collection of essays focuses on the German philosopher's ideas in the field of musicology. Though it addresses complex theories, this inquiry maintains a lucid style, describing the nuances of Adorno's thought while not relying on a great deal of prior knowledge to shed light on his contributions to music theory. Included is a discussion of the applicability of Adorno's ideas to popular music and an assessment of Adorno's continuing relevance in light of other commentaries.

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Contents

Introduction
1
CRITICAL THEORY AND MUSIC
9
ADORNOS AESTHETICS OF MODERNISM
43
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Max Paddison is professor of music at the University of Durham. He is the author of Adorno's Aesthetics of Music.

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