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- DescriptionIn 1947, Theodor Ador, one of the seminal European philosophers of the postwar years, anunced his return after exile in the United States to a devastated Europe by writing Philosophy of New Music . Intensely polemical from its first publication, every aspect of this work was met with extreme reactions, from stark dismissal to outrage. Even Schoenberg reviled it. Despite the controversy, Philosophy of New Music became highly regarded and widely read among musicians, scholars, and social philosophers Marking a major turning point in his musicological philosophy, Ador located a critique of musical reproduction as internal to composition itself, rather than as a matter of the reproduction of musical performance. Consisting of two distinct essays, Schoenberg and Progress and Stravinsky and Reaction, this work poses the musical extremes in which Ador perceived the struggle for the cultural future of Europe: between human emancipation and barbarism, between the composition techniques and achievements of Schoenberg and Stravinsky. In this completely new translation - presented along with an extensive introduction by distinguished translator Robert Hullot-Kentor - Philosophy of New Music emerges as an indispensable key to the whole of Ador's illustrious and influential oeuvre.
- Author BiographyTheodor W. Adorno (1903-1969) was the leading figure of the Frankfurt school of critical theory. He authored more than twenty volumes, including Negative Dialectics (1982), Philosophy of Modern Music (1980), Kierkegaard (Minnesota, 1989), Dialectic of Enlightenment (1975) with Max Horkheimer, and Aesthetic Theory (Minnesota, 1997). Robert Hullot-Kentor has taught at Harvard and Stanford universities and written widely on Adorno. He has translated various works of Adorno, including Aesthetic Theory.
- Author(s)Theodor W. Adorno
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication27/05/2006
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationMinneapolis
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Weight454 g
- Width150 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Translated byRobert Hullot-Kentor
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