From prehistoric chants to challenging contemporary compositions, Quignard reflects on music of all kinds and eras. He draws on vast cultural knowledge-the Bible, Greek mythology, early modern history, modern philosophy, the Holocaust, and more-to develop ten accessible treatises on music. In each of these small masterpieces the author exposes music's potential to manipulate, to mesmerize, to domesticate. Especially disturbing is his scrutiny of the role music played in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Quignard's provocative book takes on particular relevance today, as we find ourselves surrounded by music as never before in history.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 22/03/2016
- Category: Theory of music & musicology
- ISBN: 9780300220940
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