Music and Eros

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Music is not only a pleasure for the ear, it is the echo of the heartbeat, breath and desire. Professor Dpp revisits music as the catalyst for dance, love and sex. From the music sheet to dance and through instruments, music is the expression of our profound desires and most violent passions. The text revisits the history of music and art from the dances of the first men to pop and electronic music and through belly dance.

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Overview

Music is not only a pleasure for the ear, it is the echo of the heartbeat, breath and desire. Professor Dpp revisits music as the catalyst for dance, love and sex. From the music sheet to dance and through instruments, music is the expression of our profound desires and most violent passions. The text revisits the history of music and art from the dances of the first men to pop and electronic music and through belly dance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859956793
  • Publisher: Parkstone PR USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Temporis Series
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 10.82 (w) x 12.78 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Dopp taught for a number of years at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he held a chair of psychoanalytical interpretation, as well as the cultural history of erotic art. For the past thirty years, he has been an avid collector of erotic art and has gained international recognition through various exhibitions and publications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Music & Eros 9

Interlude 1 Alan Arkin 14

Interlude 2 Ernest Borneman 15

Darwin's Rutting Apes 17

Dances of Primitive Tribes 25

The Eastern Belly Dance 29

Interlude 3 In Case that's the Way it is ... 44

Interlude 4 Voluptuous 45

Indian Bayaderes 47

Prostitution and Dance in the Ancient World 55

Chinese Flower-Girls 67

Songs of the Devil 73

Dionysus' Flute 81

Courtly Love and Lustful Instincts - Troubadours and Court Singers in the Middle Ages 93

Interlude 5 Goethe 106

Don Juan and Music 109

Beethoven's "An die ferne Geliebte" ("To My Distant Love") 117

Interlude 6 Nancy Friday 126

Interlude 7 Harry Mathews 127

Wagner's Perfumed Eroticism 129

Music and Early Experiences 139

Interlude 8 Harry Mathews 150

Interlude 9 Jorgi Jatromanolakis 151

A Near Inability to Experience Pleasure 153

The Magic of Playing Together 159

Interlude 10 Jorgi Jatromanolakis 170

The Instrument as a Partner 173

The Round Dance 183

"This Dancing Vice" by Anita Berber 189

Interlude 11 Jean-Michel Jarre on Sex 200

Interlude 12 Erich Kastner 203

El Tango me ha tocado! 205

Rock, Pop and Sex 219

Electronic Vibrations 229

Finale 235

Interlude 13 E. Th. A. Hoffman 240

Coda: In Praise of Silence 243

Notes 248

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