By Dr Biddle Ian

ISBN-10: 1138261130

ISBN-13: 9781138261136

ISBN-10: 1409420957

ISBN-13: 9781409420958

What does it suggest to consider Western artwork tune - and the Austro-German contribution to that repertory - as a convention? How are males and masculinities implicated within the shaping of that culture? and the way is the writing of the historical past (or histories) of that culture formed by way of males and masculinities? This booklet seeks to reply to those and different questions via drawing either on quite a lot of German-language writings on song, sound and listening from the so-called lengthy 19th century (circa 1800-1918), and quite a number critical-theoretical texts from the post-war continental philosophical and psychoanalytic traditions, together with Lacan, Žižek, Serres, Derrida and Kittler.

The ebook is focussed specifically on bringing the thing of historic writing itself into scrutiny through carrying out what Žižek has known as a 'historicity' or a manner of writing in regards to the previous that no longer purely recognizes the ahistorical kernel of old writing, yet brings that kernel into the sunshine of day, takes account of it and places it into play. The ebook is hence devoted to a type of ancient writing that's open-ended - although no longer ideologically naïve - and that doesn't repair or stabilize the character of the connection among so-called 'primary' and 'secondary' texts.

The ebook includes an advent, which locations the examine of classical tune and the Austro-German culture inside of broader debates in regards to the worth of that culture, and 4 broad case reports: an research of the cultural-historical type of listening round 1800; an in depth studying of A. B. Marx's Beethoven monograph of 1859; a attention of Heinrich Schenker's attitudes to the mob and the vernacular extra greatly and an exam, via Franz Kafka, of the determine of Mahler's body.

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