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Apparitions : Essays on Adorno and Twentieth-Century Music - Berthold Hoeckner


Essays on Adorno and Twentieth-Century Music

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9780815335719
Number Of Pages: 226

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Apparitions takes a new look at the critical legacy of one of the 20Ysuperscript th" century's most important and influential thinkers about music, Theodor W. Adorno. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the book offers new historical and critical insights into Adorno's theories of music and how these theories, in turn, have affected the study of contemporary art music, popular music, and jazz.
The essays review the impact of Philosophy of New Music after World War II, examine Adorno's struggle to adapt his aging philosophy to the new music of the 1950s and 1960s, and trace his influence on recent composers. Several essays in this volume also re-evaluate Adorno's controversial contribution to the study of popular music and jazz, as well as his theories of mass media and mass culture in the context of an increasing consolidation of corporate and political power in the entertainment industry.
This volume will be indispensable for both scholars and students of Adorno, who seek a historical context and a critical assessment of some of his most influential as well as most contested writings on music.

"Drifting: The Dialectics of Adorno's: Philosophy of New Music "
"Labor and Metaphysics in Hindemith's and Adorno's Prescriptions on Counterpoint"
"Frankfurt School Blues: Rethinking Adorno's Critique of Jazz"
"'Die Zerstorung der Symphonie': Adorno and the Theory of Radio"
"Music, Corporate Power, and the Age of the Unending War"
" Dire cela, sans savoir quoi: The question of meaning in Adorno and in the Musical Avantgarde"
"'The Elliptical Geometry of Utopia': New Music since Adorno"
"Wolfgang Rihm and the Adorno Legacy"
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ISBN: 9780815335719
ISBN-10: 0815335717
Series: Studies in Contemporary Music And Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st November 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1