Friendly Remainders: Essays in Music Criticism after Adorno

Friendly Remainders: Essays in Music Criticism after Adorno


Friendly Remainders attracts on Adorno's notion of the destructive dialectic, studying its value in Adorno's suggestion and its serious software to musical kinds. relocating past a positivist view the place musical item and appreciation function as a synthesis, the adverse dialectic process makes a speciality of divergence and dissonance in musical kinds and in society. Contradictions and divergent information and ideas develop into "remainders," pleasant a result of clean point of view they give on musical varieties. Dineen examines those contradictory remainders in topics comparable to the fascist aspect in Wagner's personality, the torpor of Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique, the self-contradiction implicit in Beethoven's past due type, Frank Zappa's try to outline himself as a "serious" composer, the reactionary stasis in Marilyn Manson's DVD "Guns, God and govt global Tour," and the loss of life purpose in John Coltrane. pleasant Remainders takes heavily the undertaking of creating Adorno obtainable, asking a similar questions of classical and well known song - taking the degree of Mahler up to Manson - for the price of the serious insights they provoke.

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