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Synopsis: Quasi una Fantasia contains Adorno‘s own selection from his essays and journalism over more than three decades. In its analytical profundity it can be compared to his Philosophy of Modern Music, but in the range of its topics and the clarity of its arguments it stands alone among Adorno‘s writings on music. At the book‘s core are illuminating studies of the founders of modern music: Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg, and an important “dialectical portrait” of Stravinsky. More unexpectedly, there are moving accounts of earlier works, including Bizet‘s Carmen, along with an entertainingly caustic “Natural History of the Theatre.” Musical Kitsch is the target of several shorter pieces. Yet even while Adorno demolishes “commodity music” he is sustained by the conviction that music is supremely human because it retains the capacity to speak of inhumanity and to resist it. It is a conviction which reverberates throughout these remarkable writings.
About the Author: Theodor Adorno was director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1956 until his death in 1969. His works include In Search of Wagner; Aesthetic Theory; Negative Dialectics; and (with Max Horkheimer) Dialectic of Enlightenment and Towards a New Manifesto.
Title: Quasi Una Fantasia: Essays on Modern Music
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Verso, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. isbn matches very clean softcover. no marks. clean text. solid binding. very light corner bumping Fast service with confirmation, no international or priority orders over 4lbs. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000125088
Book Description Verso. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2792910895
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 1 This book is in very good condition; no remainder marks. It does have some shelfwear. Some sparse underlined passages: most pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory # 041809-067-072u
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005101662
Book Description Verso, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0860916138