Foundations of Music History
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Foundations of Music History by Carl Dahlhaus
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521298902
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carl Dahlhaus
Ludwig van Beethoven, Paperback (November 1993)
The late Carl Dahlhaus combines interpretations of individual works and excursions into the musical aesthetics of the period around 1800 in order to reconstruct Beethoven's 'musical thinking' from the evidence in the works themselves and their context in the history of ideas.
Richard Wagner's Music Dramas, Paperback (March 1992)
The book will be of interest to students and scholars of music history, theory, opera and philosophy.
Nineteenth-Century Music, Paperback (August 1991)» View all books by Carl Dahlhaus
Suitable for those interested in music and nineteenth-century European culture, this work presents a survey of the most popular period in music history.
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