1300 36 33 32

Twelve authors probe the mind of the Romantic era in its thinking about music. They provide a searching examination of writings by music theorists, critics, aestheticians, philosophers, and commentators from 1800 to 1875. In doing so, they wield new critical tools as well as old, casting fresh light, for example, on familiar problems of musical form by inspecting eighteenth-century rhetoric and nineteenth-century gendered discourse; exploring Schubertian modulation and Wagnerian motif with the insights of cognitive science; reinterpreting pianistic finger exercise by way of Michel Foucault and Frankenstein and so on. The impact of Hegel and Schelling on music theory occupies an important place, as does Schleiermacher's hermeneutics on analysis and criticism. The brilliant group of young historians of theory, represented here, provides an array of approaches, from detailed music analysis, through close reading of texts, through critical discourse, to philosophical enquiry.

Buy Music Theory in the Age of Romanticism book by Ian Bent from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521020084
ISBN-10: 0521020085
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Music Theory in the Age of Romanticism book by Ian Bent and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Ian Bent

Masterwork in Music by Ian Bent

The Masterwork in Music

Paperback, November 2014
$39.99
Gendering Musical Modernism by Ian Bent

Gendering Musical Modernism

Paperback, November 2006
$66.56
Reading Renaissance Music Theory by Ian Bent

Reading Renaissance Music Theory

Paperback, November 2006
$94.50
Musical Form in the Age of Beethoven by Ian Bent

Musical Form in the Age of Beethoven

Paperback, November 2006
$66.56