• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Quilting Points of Musical Modernism: Revolution, Reaction, and William Walton - Music in Context (Hardback)
  • The Quilting Points of Musical Modernism: Revolution, Reaction, and William Walton - Music in Context (Hardback)
zoom

The Quilting Points of Musical Modernism: Revolution, Reaction, and William Walton - Music in Context (Hardback)

(author)
£67.00
Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Modernism is both a contested aesthetic category and a powerful political statement. Modernist music was condemned as degenerate by the Nazis and forcibly replaced by socialist realism under the Soviets. Sympathetic philosophers and critics have interpreted it as a vital intellectual defence against totalitarianism, yet some American critics consider it elitist, undemocratic and even unnatural. Drawing extensively on the philosophy of Heidegger and Badiou, The Quilting Points of Musical Modernism proposes a new dialectical theory of faithful, reactive and obscure subjective responses to musical modernism, which embraces all the music of Western modernity. This systematic definition of musical modernism introduces readers to theory by Badiou, Zizek and Agamben. Basing his analyses on the music of William Walton, Harper-Scott explores connections between the revolutionary politics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and responses to the event of modernism in order to challenge accepted narratives of music history in the twentieth century.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521765213
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Leonard Bernstein Letters
Added to basket
Minimalists
Added to basket
£9.95
Paperback
Benjamin Britten
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Ocean of Sound
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£15.95
Paperback
The Last Party
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Writings on Music,
Added to basket
£21.49
Paperback
Gerald Finzi: His Life and Music
Added to basket
Claude Debussy
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
Essential Britten
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Francis Poulenc
Added to basket
£9.95
Paperback
Twentieth-Century Harmony
Added to basket
Thomas Ades: Full of Noises
Added to basket
The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Added to basket
Sviatoslav Richter
Added to basket
Eros and Civilization
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.