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Adorno on Music : International Library of Sociology - Robert W. Witkin

Adorno on Music

International Library of Sociology

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Published: 19th February 1998
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More than half of the published works of Theodor Adorno were devoted to his studies in music. As his reputation has grown in recent years, however, Adorno's work on music has remained a neglected area because of its musicological complexity. This is the first detailed account of Adorno's texts on music from a sociological perspective. In clear, non-technical language, Robert Witkin guides the reader through the complexities of Adorno's argument about the link between music and morality and between musical works and social security. It was through these works more than any others that Adorno established the right of the arts to be acknowledged as a moral and critical force in the development of a modern society. By recovering them for non-musicologists, Witkin adds immeasurably to our appreciation of this giant twentieth-century thought.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Musica moraliap. 1
Society in sonata-formp. 28
Beethoven late and soonp. 50
Wagnerp. 70
Breaking the codep. 94
Mahler and Bergp. 108
Schoenbergp. 129
Stravinskyp. 144
The culture industry and all that jazzp. 160
Taking a critical line for a walkp. 181
Referencesp. 201
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780415162920
ISBN-10: 0415162920
Series: International Library of Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 19th February 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1