Adorno on Music

Adorno on Music

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Adorno is one of the leading cultural thinkers of the twentieth century. This is the first detailed account of Adorno's texts on music from a sociological perspective. In clear, non-technical language, Robert Witkin guides the reader through the complexities of Adorno's argument about the link between music and morality and between musical works and social structure. It was largely through these works Adorno established the right of the arts to be acknowledged as a moral and critical force in the development of a modern society. By recovering them for non-musicologists, Witkin adds immeasurably to our appreciation of this giant of twentieth-century thought.The judgements Adorno makes about works of art and music a€” and especially about whole traditions a€” leave me uneasy. ... Adorno is very certain about what is the right way to look at a work of art or to listen to a musical composition. For himanbsp;...


Title:Adorno on Music
Author: Robert Winston Witkin
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1998
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