Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thought: From E. T. A. Hoffmann to Arnold Schoenberg
What does it mean to say that music is deeply moving? Or that music's aesthetic value derives from its deep structure? This study traces the widely employed trope of musical depth to its origins in German-language music criticism and analysis. From the Romantic aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann to the modernist theories of Arnold Schoenberg, metaphors of depth attest to the cross-pollination of music with discourses ranging from theology, geology and poetics to psychology, philosophy and economics. The book demonstrates that the persistence of depth metaphors in musicology and music theory today is an outgrowth of their essential role in articulating and transmitting Germanic cultural values. While musical depth metaphors have historically served to communicate German nationalist sentiments, Watkins shows that an appreciation for the broad connotations of those metaphors opens up exciting new avenues for interpretation.
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abstract Adolf Bernhard Marx Adolf Loos aesthetic analysis Arnold Schoenberg artistic atonal Beethoven’s music Cambridge University Press Carl Dahlhaus chapter composer composer’s concept criticism cultural Dahlhaus Daverio deep deeper depth metaphors Die Jakobsleiter Die Walküre dimension E. T. A. Hoffmann essay Example expression external feeling Fichte figure Friedrich German harmony Hegel Heinrich Heinrich Schenker Herbart Herder hidden Hoffmann Ibid ideas inner interior Jakobsleiter Jean Paul language Lefebvre leitmotif listener Loos’s Marx Marx’s meaning melody metaphor of depth modern motive movement Music Theory musical depth musical space nature nineteenth century notion Opera ornament Paul’s Philosophy Pietist Pitch Space poetic poetry primordial Princeton psychological realm relationships representation Richard Richard Wagner Robert Schumann Romantic Satz Schenker Schenkerian sense sensuous Sieglinde Sieglinde’s Siegmund sonata sonata form soul sound spatial spiritual Spitzer structure surface Symphony temporal theme tonal tones Tonwille trans unconscious urban Urlinie Vienna Wackenroder Wagner words writings