The Resource Enlightenment Orpheus : the Power of Music in Other Worlds. The New Cultural History of Music

Enlightenment Orpheus : the Power of Music in Other Worlds. The New Cultural History of Music

Label
Enlightenment Orpheus : the Power of Music in Other Worlds. The New Cultural History of Music
Title
Enlightenment Orpheus
Title remainder
the Power of Music in Other Worlds. The New Cultural History of Music
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Enlightenment saw a critical engagement with the ancient idea that music carries certain powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. Yet this interest in musical utility seems to conflict with larger notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged at the same time. In Enlightenment Orpheus, Vanessa Agnew examines this apparent conflict, and provocatively questions the notion of an aesthetic-philosophical break between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Agnew persuasively connects the English traveler and music scholar Charles Burney with the ancient myth of Orpheus. She uses Burney as a guide through wide-ranging discussions of eighteenth-century musical travel, views on music's curative powers, interest in non-European music, and concerns about cultural identity. Arguing that what people said about music was central to some of the great Enlightenment debates surrounding such issues as human agency, cultural difference, and national identity, Agnew adds a new dimension to postcolonial studies, which has typically emphasized the literary and visual at the expense of the aural. She also demonstrates that these discussions must be viewed in context at the era's broad and well-entrenched transnational network, and emphasizes the importance of travel literature in generating knowledge at the time. A new and radically interdisciplinary approach to the question of the power of music - its aesthetic and historical interpretations and political uses - Enlightenment Orpheus will appeal to students and scholars in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, German studies, eighteenth-century history, and comparative studies
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
794.81
Index
index present
LC call number
HV248
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Enlightenment Orpheus : the Power of Music in Other Worlds. The New Cultural History of Music
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 Argonaut Orpheus -- CHAPTER 2 Musics Empire -- CHAPTER 3 Anti-Orpheus -- CHAPTER 4 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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ocn746293091
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281852052
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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.b36822991
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)746293091
  • myi1281852058

Library Locations

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