9780754607069

E.t.a. Hoffmann's Musical Aesthetics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754607069

  • ISBN10:

    0754607062

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-02-28
  • Publisher: Ashgate (AGH)

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Summary

Whilst E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) is most widely known as the author of fantastic tales, he was also prolific as a music critic, productive as a composer, and active as a conductor. This book examines Hoffmann's aesthetic thought within the broader context of the history of ideas of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and explores the relationship between his musical aesthetics and compositional practice.

Table of Contents

List of Music Examples vi
Acknowledgements vii
Introduction viii
1 Art Religion 1(32)
2 Hoffmann's Romantic Poetry 33(18)
3 Hoffmann's Musical Hermeneutics Revisited 51(28)
4 Romantic Musical Historiography 79(48)
5 Romantic Opera 127(42)
6 Musical Taste and Ideology 169(10)
7 Conclusion 179(4)
Bibliography 183(14)
Index 197

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