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Metaphysical Song Books

  • Autor: Gary Tomlinson
  • Editor: Princeton University Press
  • Relaese Date: 01 February 1999
  • ISBN: 0691004099
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 208 pages
  • File Size: 38MB
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Description Metaphysical Song de Gary Tomlinson:

In this bold recasting of operatic history, Gary Tomlinson connects opera to shifting visions of metaphysics and selfhood across the last four hundred years. The operatic voice, he maintains, has always acted to open invisible, supersensible realms to the perceptions of its listeners. In doing so, it has articulated changing relations between the self and metaphysics. Tomlinson examines these relations as they have been described by philosophers from Ficino through Descartes, Kant, and Nietzsche, to Adorno, all of whom worked to define the subject's place in both material and metaphysical realms. The author then shows how opera, in its own cultural arena, distinct from philosophy, has repeatedly brought to the stage these changing relations of the subject to the particular metaphysics it presumes. Covering composers from Jacopo Peri to Wagner, from Lully to Verdi, and from Mozart to Britten, "Metaphysical Song" details interactions of song, words, drama, and sounds used by creators of opera to fill in the outlines of the subjectivities they envisioned. The book offers deep-seated explanations for opera's enduring fascination in European elite culture and suggests some of the profound difficulties that have unsettled this fascination since the time of Wagner. Information regarding the writer may not be observed or continues to be eradicated in the demand of your article writer. You could possibly could possibly be serious about some other guides because of the Gary Tomlinson. We had arrived in the position to gather the vast majority of a lot of iformatsii for you personally. Regarding copy writers: site does not extend to general public accessibility the publications on our web sites only starting information regarding the ebook. If you feel this site is definitely infringing, you need to write to people regarding this trouble with in truth the article author of the books, we will quickly remove pages from your web site.

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