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The occult arts of music : an esoteric survey from Pythagoras to pop culture

Author: David Huckvale
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Music has often attempted to express mystical states of mind, cosmic harmony, the demonic and the divine. This wide-ranging survey explores how such film music works and uncovers its origins in Pythagorean and Platonic ideas about the divine order of the universe and its essentially numerical/musical nature"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Huckvale
ISBN: 9780786473243 078647324X
OCLC Number: 817595740
Description: v, 217 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: The music of the spheres --
Two-masonic music --
The birth of the demonic --
Wagner's racial mysticism and Schoenberg's numerical superstition --
Synesthesia --
Theosophy --
Phantoms at the opera --
Dancing with death --
Fairy music --
Satan rocks : popular music and the occult.
Responsibility: David Huckvale.

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"Music has often attempted to express mystical states of mind, cosmic harmony, the demonic and the divine. This wide-ranging survey explores how such film music works and uncovers its origins in Pythagorean and Platonic ideas about the divine order of the universe and its essentially numerical/musical nature"--

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"Huckvale presents a fascinating survey of the relationships between ancient, medieval, early modern, and contemporary 'occult arts' and Western music"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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