Adorno on Music

Adorno on Music

by Robert W. Witkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415162912

ISBN-13: 9780415162913

Pub. Date: 03/19/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Adorno is one of the leading cultural thinkers of the twentieth century. 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

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Adorno is one of the leading cultural thinkers of the twentieth century. 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 structure. It was largely through these works 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 of twentieth-century thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415162913
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/19/1998
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Musica moralia1
2Society in sonata-form28
3Beethoven late and soon50
4Wagner70
5Breaking the code94
6Mahler and Berg108
7Schoenberg129
8Stravinsky144
9The culture industry and all that jazz160
10Taking a critical line for a walk181
References201
Index205

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