Humanism, Love and Music: Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch

Humanism, Love and Music: Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch

Constantin Floros


«Music is not any mere play of sound, no mere tonal texture, yet has an important psychic, spiritual/intellectual and social measurement. In different phrases: a musical artwork isn't really only an self sufficient artifact but in addition rfile humain.» With this thesis - and which will the query as to the that means of tune as such - the writer opens his generally designed plea for a «humane music.» in line with interdisciplinary researches, and using partially unexpected records, he demonstrates on musical works from Monteverdi to Alban Berg how and why they are often heard and understood as a tonal language particularly of affection. The examine investigates the query of ways adjustments within the notion of affection are mirrored in tune and concludes with a caution of a dehumanized international.

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