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Author Dineen, Phillip Murray.

Title Friendly remainders : essays in musical criticism after Adorno / Murray Dineen.

Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2011]
©2011

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 UniM Southbank  781.17 Din    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 248 pages : music ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-238) and index.
Contents Ashton's Remainder -- Just for nice -- The work of music -- Technique -- Wagner, terrorist -- Spätstil Zappas -- Stars down from heaven -- Moses und Adorno.
Summary "Dineen draws on Adorno's concept of the negative dialectic, examining its importance in Adorno's thought and its critical application to musical forms. Moving beyond a positivist view where musical object and appreciation operate as a synthesis, the negative dialectic method focuses on divergence and dissonance in musical forms and in society. Contradictions and divergent details and concepts become 'remainders,' friendly because of the fresh perspective they offer on musical forms. Dineen examines these contradictory remainders in subjects such as the fascist element in Wagner's character, the torpor of Schoenberg's twelve-tone method, the self-contradiction implicit in Beethoven's Late Style, Frank Zappa's attempt to define himself as a 'serious' composer, the reactionary stasis in Marilyn Manson's DVD 'Guns, God and government world tour,' and the death motive in John Coltrane"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969. Negative Dialektik -- Criticism and interpretation.
Musical criticism.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780773538849 (hbk.)
0773538844 (hbk.)
9780773539198 (paperback)
0773539190 (paperback)