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Author LinkHarper-Scott, J. P. E.(John Paul Edward),1977-
Title LinkThe quilting points of musical modernism : revolution, reaction, and William Walton / J.P.E. Harper-Scott.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description xxii, 277 p. :  ill., music ;  26 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Music in context )
Series ( Music in context.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index.
Contents Contents: Part I. A ruthless criticism of everything existing -- 1. Modernism as we know it, ideology, and the quilting point -- Part II. Relationship problems -- 2. Modernism, love and truth -- 3. The love of Troilus and Cressida -- Part III. The revolutionary kernel of reactionary music -- 4. Communist modernism -- 5. A new community -- Afterword: what to do?
Summary Modernism is both a contested aesthetic category and a powerful political statement. Modernist music was condemned as degenerate by the Nazis and forcibly replaced by socialist realism under the Soviets. Sympathetic philosophers and critics have interpreted it as a vital intellectual defence against totalitarianism, yet some American critics consider it elitist, undemocratic, and even unnatural. Drawing extensively on the philosophy of Heidegger and Badiou, Quilting Points proposes a new dialectical theory of faithful, reactive, and obscure subjective responses to musical modernism, which embraces all the music of Western modernity.
Subject LinkMusic -- 20th century -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
LinkModernism (Music)
Subject LinkModernism (Music)
LinkMusic -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Add.Author LinkLee, Susan, honoree.

System Number 000681440
ISBN Link9780521765213 (alk. paper)
Link0521765218 (alk. paper)

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