The Idea of Absolute Music

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University of Chicago Press, Aug 13, 1991 - Music - 176 pages
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With a characteristically broad and provocative treatment, Dahlhaus examines a single music-aesthetical idea from various historical and philosophical viewpoints.

"Essential reading for anyone interested in the larger intellectual framework in which Romantic music found its place, a framework that to a remarkable degree has continued to shape our image of music."—Robert P. Morgan, Yale University

Carl Dahlhaus (1928-1989) is the author of a highly influential body of works on the foundations of music history and aesthetics.
 

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Contents

Absolute Music as an Esthetic Paradigm
2
The History of the Term and Its Vicissitudes
19
A Hermeneutic Model
43
The Esthetics of Feeling and Metaphysics
59
Esthetic Contemplation as Devotion
79
Instrumental Music and ArtReligion
89
Musical Logic and Speech Character
104
On the Three Cultures of Music
118
The Idea of the Musically Absolute and the Practice of Program Music
129
Absolute Music and Poésie Absolue
142
Notes
158
Index
174
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