Etter, Brian K: From Classicism to Modernism (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754602859

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Subtitle: Western Musical Culture & the Metaphysics of Order

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Culture of Classicism: The classical understanding of tonality; Harmony, order and the good; Tonality and the metaphysics of temporal order; Narrative, temporality and the aesthetic of the work; The Culture of Modernism: Music and the nature of modernism; The new music and the influence of theosophy; Order and the occult in the twelve-tone method; The origins of modernist aesthetics; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.