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Foundations of Music History - Carl Dahlhaus

Foundations of Music History

By: Carl Dahlhaus, J. B. Robinson (Translator)

Paperback Published: 25th April 1983
ISBN: 9780521298902
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book is the first thoroughgoing study in any language of the philosophy of music history. Drawing on competing philosophies of history throughout the ages, from the Enlightenment to the French structuralists, from the German idealist tradition to Russian formalism, the late Carl Dahlhaus applies the thoughts of these various schools to the specialist requirements of music history and assesses their advantages and shortcomings. Special attention is given to an appraisal of whether Marxist critiques are still viable and where they stand in need of rethinking. For this English edition, the author provided an extensive annotated bibliography.

Translator's prefacepage vii
Forewordp. 1
Is history on the decline?p. 3
The significance of art: historical or aesthetic?p. 19
What is a fact of music history?p. 33
Does music history have a 'subject'?p. 44
Historicism and traditionp. 53
Hermeneutics in historyp. 71
The value-judgment: object or premise of history?p. 85
The 'relative autonomy' of music historyp. 108
Thoughts on structural historyp. 129
Problems in reception historyp. 150
Bibliographyp. 166
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780521298902
ISBN-10: 0521298903
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 25th April 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Type: Annotated

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