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 size. In different phrases: a musical artwork isn't basically an self reliant artifact but additionally rfile humain.» With this thesis - and as a way to the query as to the that means of track as such - the writer opens his greatly designed plea for a «humane music.» according to interdisciplinary researches, and utilising in part unusual records, he demonstrates on musical works from Monteverdi to Alban Berg how and why they are often heard and understood as a tonal language in particular of affection. The learn investigates the query of the way alterations within the notion of affection are mirrored in song and concludes with a caution of a dehumanized international.

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