Schenker, Heinrich 1868-1935 Criticism and interpretation Search this
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Foundations of the Schenker project -- Schenker and the philosophers -- Formalists against formalism -- Rehabilitating musical logic -- The reluctant modernist -- Curlicues and catastrophe -- Ornamentation and critique in fin-de-siècle Vienna -- Modernists against modernism -- Reinventing the classics -- The conservative tradition -- Schenker's politics -- The logic of nostalgia -- The anachronistic city -- The politics of assimilation -- Schenker's project and Jewish tradition -- The logic of alterity -- Schenker and others -- Beyond assimilation -- Schenker's Rosenhaus -- The posthumous Schenker -- Conclusion : music theory as social practice -- Appendix : Heinrich Schenker, 'The spirit of musical technique' (Der Geist der musikalischen Technik) / translated by William Pastille
Cook interprets the music theory of Heinrich Schenker as part of a project encompassing social and political critique. It sets his work into the contexts of Viennese modernism, German cultural conservatism, and Schenker's position as a Jewish immigrant to the city where modern anti-semitism first developed.