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Helmholtz and the modern listener

Author: Benjamin Steege
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Steege explores Helmholtz's significance within a historical shift in the theory and practice of listening in nineteenth-century European culture.

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Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Steege
ISBN: 9781107015173 1107015170
OCLC Number: 789149918
Awards: Winner of Society for Music Theory Emerging Scholar Award 2014.
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics ; Helmholtz as modern --
Popular sensations. The popular impulse ; Renovating musical knowledge ; Sensation, interest, value ; The wider campaign --
Refunctioning the ear. Hearing and erring ; The ear and its doubles ; Das körperliche Ohr (sensation) ; Das geistige Ohr (signification) --
The problem of attention. Temporalities of attention ; The third ear ; Fixity and difference ; Attention and apperception --
Music theory as liberal progressive history. The theory of "affinity" ; The history of "affinity" ; Between choice and necessity ; The double choice --
Voices of reform. Refunctioning the voice ; Helmholtz in England : the Tonic Sol-fa Society ; "Natural" intonation in theory and practice --
Epilogue : Helmholtz and modernism. The modernity of sensation ; Helmholtzian Wagnerism? ; Schoenberg's expressionist Empfindungswelt ; Max Weber and the modern listener ; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Benjamin Steege.
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