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Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism)

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The book therefore writes against that notion of absolute music which tends to be the paradigm for most musicological and analytical studies.

It is concerned not so much with what music is, but with why and how meaning is constructed in instrumental music and what structures of knowledge need to be in place for such meaning to by:   This book examines the intellectual history of instrumental music, in particular the idea of absolute music.

It tries to show how certain ideas in philosophy, theology and the sciences affect the meaning and, indeed, the existence of instrumental music, and how, in turn, instrumental music is used to resolve or exemplify certain problems in modern by:   This book examines the intellectual history of instrumental music, in particular the idea of absolute music.

It tries to show how certain ideas in philosophy, theology and the sciences affect the meaning and, indeed, the existence of instrumental music, and how, in turn, instrumental music is used to resolve or exemplify certain problems in modern culture/5. This book is born out of two contradictions: first, it explores the making of meaning in a musical form that was made to lose its meaning at the turn of the nineteenth century; secondly, it is a.

Daniel Chua’s second book, Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning, may at its most fundamental level be intended simply to spell out, in ways hitherto lacking or unexplore d, the Author: Kevin O'regan. Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning - by Daniel Chua November Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning,by Daniel K. Chua. PDF | On Jan 1,D K L Chua published Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. review of Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning. A bsolute music has no Daniel Chua announced dramatically at the outset of his book Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning.

1 Throughout his book he shows how any attempt to grasp absolute music makes it disappear—‘absolute music can only have a history when it is no longer absolute music’. 2 In this sense, he concludes that ‘to write a history of absolute music.

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The book therefore writes against that notion of absolute music which tends to be the paradigm for most musicological and analytical studies. It is concerned not so much with what music is, but with why and how meaning is constructed in instrumental music and what structures of knowledge need to be in place for such meaning to exist.

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This book examines the intellectual history of instrumental music, in particular the idea of absolute music. It tries to show how certain ideas in philosophy, theology and the sciences affect the meaning and, indeed, the existence of instrumental music, and how, in turn, instrumental music is used to resolve or exemplify certain problems in modern culture.

Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning. Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning - Google Books. What we think music is shapes how we hear it. This book traces the history of the idea of pure—“absolute”—music from Pythagoras to the present, with special emphasis on efforts to reconcile the irreducible essence of the art with its profound effects on the human spirit.

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The core of this study focuses on the period –, beginning with the collision between Richard Wagner and. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress cataloguing in publication data Chua, Daniel K. L., – Absolute music and the construction of meaning / Daniel K.

Chua. – (New perspectives in music history and criticism) Thus the meaning of absolute music resides The Garden of Eden 4. Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning. New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism.

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It shows how certain ideas in philosophy, theology and the sciences affect the meaning of instrumental music, and how instrumental music in turn permeates human discourse and helps construct : Chua. Absolute music (sometimes abstract music) is music that is not explicitly "about" anything; in contrast to program music, it is non-representational.

The idea of absolute music developed at the end of the 18th century in the writings of authors of early German Romanticism, such as Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Ludwig Tieck and E.

Hoffmann but the term was not coined until where it. Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning. by nezyh Leave a Comment. Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning by Daniel Chua. the confines of absolute music, confronts the other instruments as though with powerful, emo tional speech, pressing for a decision, and ultimately transforms into a lyrical theme that swells in its powerful heights, (emphasis added) Chua, Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning, p.niciv0 Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning.

New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism. Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning by Daniel Chua. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical s: 4.

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Twelve authors probe the mind of the Romantic era in its thinking about music. They provide a searching examination of writings by music theorists, critics, aestheticians, philosophers, and commentators from to In doing so, they wield new critical tools as well as old, casting fresh light, for example, on familiar problems of musical form by inspecting eighteenth-century rhetoric.

Book review of Mark Evan Bonds’ Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, in Music Theory Online, volume 21/2. Book review of David Yearsley’s Bach and the Meanings of Counterpoint, in Music Theory Spectrum, volume 27/1, pp  Program Music Vs Absolute Music.

There are many different kinds of music that are composed of a wide variety of forms and structures. Music that is often associated with a particular narrative or even image falls under the broad heading of ‘program music’ or music that has programmatic elements.Nevertheless, the whole phrase, though standing apart from the rest of the sentence, is in meaning an adverbial modifier of some verb.

The participle being is sometimes omitted in the absolute construction. 1. Allen once mayor, my chance of advancement would be ruined. [That is: Allen once being mayor.] 2. Peter stood before me, his hands in.