Music as thought : listening to the symphony in the age of Beethoven / Mark Evan Bonds.

Before the nineteenth century, instrumental music was considered inferior to vocal music. Kant described wordless music as "more pleasure than culture," and Rousseau dismissed it for its inability to convey concepts. But by the early 1800s, a dramatic shift was under way. Purely instrument...

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Main Author: Bonds, Mark Evan.
Format: Electronic
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2006.
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