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Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thought

Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thought
From E. T. A. Hoffmann to Arnold Schoenberg

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Part of New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107010918

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  • What does it mean to say that music is deeply moving? Or that music's aesthetic value derives from its deep structure? This study traces the widely employed trope of musical depth to its origins in German-language music criticism and analysis. From the Romantic aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann to the modernist theories of Arnold Schoenberg, metaphors of depth attest to the cross-pollination of music with discourses ranging from theology, geology and poetics to psychology, philosophy and economics. The book demonstrates that the persistence of depth metaphors in musicology and music theory today is an outgrowth of their essential role in articulating and transmitting Germanic cultural values. While musical depth metaphors have historically served to communicate German nationalist sentiments, Watkins shows that an appreciation for the broad connotations of those metaphors opens up exciting new avenues for interpretation.

    • Situates music and music criticism within German cultural history, appealing to readers looking for a balance between historical, critical and analytical approaches
    • Avoids overly technical linguistic or cognitive descriptions of metaphor and develops a culturally significant perspective on the use of metaphorical language
    • Presents detailed discussions of the work of key composers including Schumann, Wagner and Schoenberg
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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107010918
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 183 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 40 music examples
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. From the mine to the shrine: the critical origins of musical depth
    2. Adolf Bernhard Marx and the inner life of music
    3. Robert Schumann and poetic depth
    4. Richard Wagner and the depths of time
    5. Heinrich Schenker and the apotheosis of musical depth
    6. Schoenberg's interior designs
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Holly Watkins, Eastman School of Music
    Holly Watkins is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music. She has been a recipient of numerous awards, including the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship at the University of Texas, Austin and an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. Her research on various topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music has been published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, 19th-Century Music and Current Musicology.

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