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Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory

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As illustrated in Goethe's famous novel of the same name, elective affinities are powerful relationships that crystallize under changing conditions. In this new book, Lydia Goehr focuses on the history of elective affinities between philosophy and music from German classicism, romanticism, and idealism to the modernist aesthetic theory of Theodor W. Adorno and Arthur C. Danto. Aesthetic theory, she argues, depends on a dynamic philosophy of history centered on tendencies, yearnings, needs, and potentialities. With this in ...

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Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory
2011, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231144810

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Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory
2008, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231144803

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