Listening Awry by David Schwarz
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Listening Awry
By David Schwarz

Listening Awry

Music and Alterity in German Culture annotated edition

By (author) See other recent books by David Schwarz
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $143.00
Your Price: $128.70 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $14.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.44 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Listening Awry by David Schwarz

Book Description

This work contains highly original observations about the relationship between music and German culture. In his first book, "Listening Subjects", David Schwarz succeeded in fusing post-Lacanian psychoanalytic, musical-theoretical, and musical-historical perspectives. In "Listening Awry", he expands his project to "tell a story of historical modernism writ large" - how German music spanning two centuries refracts changes in society and culture, as well as the impacts of concepts introduced by psychoanalysis. Schwarz shows how post-Lacanian psychoanalysis can be applied to ideological interpellation that connects psychoanalysis to culture and how music theory can ground these considerations in precise details of musical textuality. He "listens awry" in several ways: by understanding musical meaning in both objective and socially structured ways, by embracing historical and also aesthetic approaches, by addressing high art as well as popular music, and by listening "around" conventional forms of musical meaning to reach toward that which evades signification. Structured around four themes - trauma, the other/Other, the look/gaze binary, and Judaism - "Listening Awry" explores five key moments in post-Enlightenment music: the rise of the singular orchestral conductor and the emergence of a new form of alterity, the Art Song and "the sublime of the delicate" (a correlate of the Kantian mathematical and dynamical sublime), the birth of psychoanalysis and the twentieth-century turn toward atonality, German war songs and the subversion of German music by the Nazis, and two different versions of Wagner's Parsifal that were performed one hundred years apart and in radically different contexts. This highly original work, filled with imaginative readings and disquieting observations, links trauma with the culture and history of modernity and German music, deftly tying the experience of the body to the sounds it hears: how it reaches us slowly, penetrates the skin, and resonates.

Buy Listening Awry book by David Schwarz from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780816644490
ISBN-10: 0816644497
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 18mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author David Schwarz

All Bets are Off by David Schwarz All Bets are Off, Paperback (June 2011)

When he was eight years old, David Schwarz saw his father killed in front of him in a domestic dispute gone wrong. Despite going on to become a star football player, the effect of this early shocking experience would shadow him throughout his successful sporting career. This is David Schwarz's courageous story. It is also a tale of redemption.

Listening Awry by David Schwarz Listening Awry, Paperback (September 2006)

Shows how post-Lacanian psychoanalysis can be applied to ideological interpellation that connects psychoanalysis to culture and how music theory can ground these considerations in precise details of musical textuality. This work links trauma with the culture and history of modernity and German music.

G is for Googol by David Schwarz G is for Googol, Hardback (September 1998)

Explains the meaning of mathematical terms which begin with the different letters of the alphabet from abacus, binary, and cubit to zillion.

» View all books by David Schwarz

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Listening Awry book by David Schwarz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - David Schwarz

David Schwarz is assistant professor of music at the University of North Texas. He is the author of Listening Subjects: Music, Psychoanalysis, Culture.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Schwarz close
Introduction to Electronic Art Through the Teaching of Jacques Lacan by David Schwarz
All Bets are Off by David Schwarz
Listening Awry by David Schwarz
G is for Googol by David Schwarz
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close