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Goehr, Lydia

Overview
Works: 45 works in 234 publications in 7 languages and 6,364 library holdings
Genres: Art criticism  Trivia and miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, htt, Author of introduction, wst, win, wpr
Classifications: N7480, 701.18
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Most widely held works about Lydia Goehr
 
Most widely held works by Lydia Goehr
The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music by Lydia Goehr( )

79 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, Lydia Goehr combines philosophical and historical methods of enquiry. Finding Anglo-American philosophy inadequate for the task, she shows that a historical perspective is indispensable to a full understanding of musical ontology. Goehr examines the concepts and assumptions behind the practice of classical music in the nineteenth century and demonstrates how different they were from those of previous centuries. She rejects the finding that the concept of a musical work emerged in the sixteenth century, placing its emergence instead around 1800. She describes how the concept of a work then came to define the norms, expectations, and behaviour that we now associate with classical music. Out of the historical thesis Goehr draws philosophical conclusions about the normative functions of concepts and ideals. She also addresses current debates amongst conductors, early-music performers, and avant-gardists."--Jacket
The Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an opera by Lydia Goehr( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Don Giovanni Movement' examines the aesthetic and moral legacy of Mozart's operatic masterpiece in the literature, philosophy, and culture of the nineteenth century. Deeply rooted in the enlightenment and romanticism, the opera functions as icon andmyth, and its tensions still resonate today
After the end of art : contemporary art and the pale of history by Arthur C Danto( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally delivered as the prestigious A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 1995, After the End of Art remains a classic of art criticism and philosophy, and continues to generate heated debate for contending that art ended in the 1960s. Arthur Danto, one of the best-known art critics of his time, presents radical insights into art's irrevocable deviation from its previous course and the decline of traditional aesthetics. He demonstrates the necessity for a new type of criticism in the face of contemporary art's wide-open possibilities."
Elective affinities : musical essays on the history of aesthetic theory by Lydia Goehr( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book, Lydia Goehr focuses on the history of elective affinities between philosophy and music from German classicism, romanticism, and idealism to the modernist aesthetic theory of Theodor W. Adorno and Arthur C. Danto. Aesthetic theory, she argues, depends on a dynamic philosophy of history centered on tendencies, yearnings, needs, and potentialities. With this in mind, she recasts the theses of Adorno and Danto regarding the death or end of philosophy, art, music, and human experience as arguments for continuation and survival. Elective Affinities tracks the migration of aesthetic and critical theory from Germany to the United States following the catastrophic period of the twentieth century marked by the Second World War."--Jacket
The quest for voice : on music, politics, and the limits of philosophy by Lydia Goehr( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is musical meaning? Where does it reside and how can it be known? Does it make a difference to its meaning if the music is composed with or without words, as a symphony or a song? Why is it claimed that music can express human feelings with an immediacy not possible in other languages or arts? What is contained in the claim that music is autonomous, or that it is prophetic and can articulate a 'politics for the future'? Concentrating on the music, politics, and philosophy of Richard Wagner, Lydia Goehr addresses these classic questions of German Romanticism. On the way, she offers an account of the peculiar relation that was established between philosophy and music in the nineteenth century; a philosophical and political reading of Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger; an account of the Wagner-Hanslick debate on musical formalism; an argument for resituating musical autonomy in the spirit of Wagner's Gesamtkunstwerk; an account of the competing performance ideals embodied in Wagner's Bayreuth; and an interpretation of Wagner's legacy as experienced by composers exiled from Nazi Germany."--Jacket
The quest for voice : on music, politics, and the limits of philosophy : the 1997 Ernest Bloch lectures by Lydia Goehr( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrating on the music, politics and philosophy of Richard Wagner, the author seeks to answer some of the fundamental questions posed by German Romanticism
Red Sea-red square-red thread : a philosophical detective story by Lydia Goehr( )

8 editions published between 2021 and 2022 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"RED SEA-RED SQUARE-RED THREAD is a work of passages taken, written, painted, and sung. It offers a genealogy of liberty through a micrology of wit. It follows a very long history of a very short anecdote. Commissioned to depict the biblical passage through the Red Sea, a painter covered over a surface with red paint, explaining thereafter that the Israelites had already crossed over and that the Egyptians were drowned. Clearly, not all you see is all you get. Who was the painter and who the first teller of the tale? Designed as a philosophical detective story, the book follows the extraordinarily many thinkers and artists who have used the Red Sea anecdote to make so much more than a merely anecdotal point. Leading the large cast are the philosophers, Arthur Danto and Søren Kierkegaard, the poet and playwright, Henri Murger, the opera composer, Giacomo Puccini, and the painter and print-maker, William Hogarth. Strange companions perhaps, until their use of the anecdote is shown as working its extraordinary passage through so many cosmopolitan cities of art and capital. What about the anecdote brings Danto's philosophy of art into conversation with Kierkegaard's stages on life's way, with Murger and Puccini's la vie de bohème, and with Hogarth's modern moral pictures? The book explores narratives of emancipation in philosophy, theology, politics, and the arts. What has the passage of the Israelites to do with the Egyptians who, by many gypsy names, came to be branded as bohemians when arriving in France from the German lands of Bohemia? What have Moses and monotheism to do with the history of monism and the monochrome? And what sort of thread connects a sea to a square when each is so purposefully named red?"
A companion to Arthur C. Danto by Jonathan Gilmore( )

10 editions published between 2021 and 2022 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This outstanding student reference series offers a comprehensive and authoritative survey of philosophy as a whole. Written by today's leading philosophers, each volume provides lucid and engaging coverage of the key figures, terms, topics, and problems of the field. Taken together, the volumes provide the ideal basis for course use, representing an unparalleled work of reference for students and specialists alike"--
Virtual Works? Actual Things by Lydia Goehr( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond musical works: new perspectives on music ontology and performanceWhat are musical works? How are they constructed in our minds? Which material things allow us to speak about them in the first place? Does a specific way of conceiving musical works limit their performative potentials? Which alternative, more productive images of musical work can be devised?Virtual Works? Actual Things addresses contemporary music ontological discourses, challenging dominant musicological accounts, questioning their authoritative foundation and moving towards dynamic perspectives devised by music practitioners and artist researchers. Specific attention is given to the relationship between the virtual multiplicities that enable the construction of an image of a musical work and the actual, concrete materials that make such a construction possible. With contributions by prominent scholars, this book is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of essays, which will be of great interest for artistic research, contemporary musicology, music philosophy, performance studies and music pedagogy alike. Contributors: David Davies (McGill University, Montreal), Andreas Dorschel (University of the Arts Graz), Lydia Goehr (Columbia University, New York), Kathy Kiloh (OCAD University, Toronto), Jake McNulty (Columbia University, New York), Gunnar Hindrichs (University of Basel), John Rink (University of Cambridge)."
Virtual works -- actual things : essays in music ontology by Paulo de Assis( )

1 edition published in 2018 in Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are musical works? How are they constructed in our minds? Which material things allow us to speak about them in the first place? Does a specific way of conceiving musical works limit their performative potentials? What alternative, more productive images of musical work can be devised? 'Virtual Works--Actual Things' addresses contemporary music ontological discourses, challenging dominant musicological accounts, questioning their authoritative foundation and moving towards dynamic perspectives devised by music practitioners and artist researchers. Specific attention is given to the relationship between the virtual multiplicities that enable the construction of an image of a musical work and the actual, concrete materials that make such a construction possible. With contributions by prominent scholars, this book is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of essays, which will be of great interest for artistic research, contemporary musicology, music philosophy, performance studies and music pedagogy alike."--
Theodor W. Adorno: Ästhetische Theorie( )

3 editions published in 2021 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodor W. Adornos posthum veröffentlichte Ästhetische Theorie exponiert die Krise der Kunst im Zeitalter ihrer gesellschaftlichen Integration. Gesättigt mit der Erfahrung konkreter Kunstwerke, hinterfragt sie das tradierte Kategoriensystem philosophischer Ästhetik. Der vorliegende Band unternimmt erstmals eine kommentierende Auslegung, um den dichten Text aufzuschließen und ein Weiterdenken von Adornos kritischer Ästhetik anzuregen
Politique de l'autonomie musicale : essais philosophiques by Lydia Goehr( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis le XIXe siècle, la musique cherche sa "voix". Dans cette quête d'autonomie, des figures telles que Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg ou Glenn Gould ont tenté de réévaluer les possibilités créatrices de l'expression musicale. Quel lien entre la dissimulation d'un orchestre dans une fosse engloutie, la capacité de préserver son identité musicale en situation d'exil, l'abandon du concert au profit du studio d'enregistrement? Dans ces cinq essais, en dialogue et en conflit avec la pensée wagnérienne, Lydia Goehr sonde les limites philosophiques et politiques de nos idées musicales
Estética Después Del Fin Del Arte Ensayos Sobre Arthur Danto by Arthur C Danto( )

1 edition published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lydia Goehr : de l'autonomie musicale à l'expression( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cet ouvrage vient combler une lacune dans le champ aujourd'hui très florissant de la philosophie de la musique, en proposant sept contributions originales qui traitent toutes, à leur manière, des musiques dites «actuelles». On y trouvera ainsi des textes portant sur le harsh noise, le jazz, la musique de club, la world music, la musique « glitch » ou encore l'improvisation libre. Au-delà d'un nécessaire rééquilibrage en faveur de musiques jusqu'ici reléguées aux périphéries de l'enquête philosophique, cet ouvrage permet de mettre en évidence quelques uns des déplacements que les musiques actuelles imposent à une réflexion traditionnellement centrée sur la musique occidentale savante, qu'il s'agisse d'ontologie, d'esthétique, de théorie de l'action ou d'éthique."--Résumé du site web de l'éditeur
Narration and knowledge : (including the integral text of Analytical philosophy of history) by Arthur Coleman Danto( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short biographies of four black leaders whose beliefs and achievements are important in the history of black Americans
After the End of Art : Contemporary Art and the Pale of History - Updated Edition by Arthur Coleman Danto( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2021 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally delivered as the prestigious A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 1995, After the End of Art remains a classic of art criticism and philosophy, and continues to generate heated debate for contending that art ended in the 1960s. Arthur Danto, one of the best-known art critics of his time, presents radical insights into art's irrevocable deviation from its previous course and the decline of traditional aesthetics. He demonstrates the necessity for a new type of criticism in the face of contemporary art's wide-open possibilities"--Page 4 of cover
After the End of Art : Contemporary Art and the Pale of History - Updated Edition by Arthur C Danto( )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here we are engaged in a series of insightful and entertaining conversations on the most relevant aesthetic and philosophical issues of art, conducted by an especially acute observer of the art scene today. Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts, these writings cover art history, pop art, "people's art," the future role of museums, and the critical contributions of Clement Greenberg--who helped make sense of modernism for viewers over two generations ago through an aesthetics-based criticism. Tracing art history from a mimetic tradition (the idea that art was a progressively more adequate representation of reality) through the modern era of manifestos (when art was defined by the artist's philosophy), Danto shows that it wasn't until the invention of Pop art that the historical understanding of the means and ends of art was nullified.
Critical models : interventions and catchwords by Theodor W Adorno( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of exile during the Second World War, Theodor Adorno returned home to Germany. Having stated, "To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric," what would he now have to say about the remnants and transformations of the society from which he had barely escaped a few years before? The answer lies in Adorno's postwar work - trenchant essays, aphorisms, and radio addresses created in a wide-ranging attempt to reintroduce psychoanalysis, critical thinking, and philosophy to a culture that, in the wake of Nazism, had an "inability to mourn" and no sense of "memory."
Il museo immaginario delle opere musicali : saggio di filosofia della musica by Lydia Goehr( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosa implicano la composizione, l'esecuzione e la fruizione della musica classica? Cosa facciamo quando ascoltiamo sul serio questo tipo di musica? Perché nell'eseguire una sonata di Beethoven i musicisti cominciano sempre dalla prima nota indicata nello spartito e non si sentono liberi di improvvisare sul tema centrale della sonata? E perché per il pubblico di un concerto di musica classica battere i piedi significa andare contro la tradizione? Nascosta in ciascuna di queste domande vi è la questione principale di cosa voglia dire, in senso filosofico e storico, parlare di musica in termini di "opere musicali". In questo libro Lydia Goehr descrive come il concetto di opera musicale sia giunto a formarsi nell'Ottocento e abbia in seguito contribuito a definire le norme, le aspettative, e le regole di comportamento che caratterizzano ancora oggi la pratica della musica classica. Il museo immaginario delle opere musicali è un testo fondamentale che, non a caso, ha goduto di una enorme diffusione in una varietà di contesti e discipline sin dalla sua pubblicazione
Gegen die Vögel! : Theodor W. Adorno über Musik, Konzept und dialektische Bewegung by Lydia Goehr( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The imaginary museum of musical works : an essay in the philosophy of music
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The Don Giovanni moment : essays on the legacy of an operaAfter the end of art : contemporary art and the pale of historyElective affinities : musical essays on the history of aesthetic theoryThe quest for voice : on music, politics, and the limits of philosophyThe quest for voice : on music, politics, and the limits of philosophy : the 1997 Ernest Bloch lecturesA companion to Arthur C. DantoVirtual Works? Actual ThingsVirtual works -- actual things : essays in music ontology
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Goehr, Lydia

Goehr, Lydia D.

Goehr, Lydia D. 1960-

Lydia Goehr Amerikaans musicologe

Гёр, Лидия

ليديا جوهر عالمه موسيقى من امريكا

ゲーア, リディア

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