Apparitions: Essays on Adorno and Twentieth-Century Music

Apparitions: Essays on Adorno and Twentieth-Century Music

by Berthold Hoeckner


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Apparitions takes a new look at the critical legacy of one of the 20th 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138870376
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/23/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Berthold Hoeckner is Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Programming the Absolute: Nineteenth-Century German Music and the Hermeneutics of the Moment.

Table of Contents

Preface: On Apparition Bert Hold Hoeckner vii

Authors xv

1 Drifting: The Dialectics of Adorno's Philosophy of New Musk Daniel K. L. Chua 1

2 Labor and Metaphysics in Hindemith's and Adorno's Statements on Counterpoint Keith Chapin 19

3 Dire cela, sans savoir quoi: The Question of Meaning in Adorno and in the Musical Avant-Garde Gianmario Borio Robert L. Kendrick 41

4 "The Elliptical Geometry of Utopia": New Music Since Adorno Julian Johnson 69

5 Wolfgang Rihm and the Adorno Legacy Alastair Williams 85

6 Frankfurt School Blues: Rethinking Adorno's Critique of Jazz James Buhler 103

7 "Die Zerstörung der Symphonie": Adorno and the Theory of Radio Larson Powell 131

8 Music, Corporate Power, and the Age of Unending War Martin Scherzinger 151

Notes 183

Index 213

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