Enlightenment Orpheus : the power of music in other worlds / Vanessa Agnew.
The Enlightenment saw a critical engagement with the ancient idea that music carries certain powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. Yet this interest in musical utility seems to conflict with larger notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged at the same time. This text examines this...
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Oxford University Press,
|New cultural history of music.
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