Urteil und Werturteil in der Musik
Edited By Claudia Maurer Zenck and Ivana Rentsch
Analyse als Werturteil. Anmerkungen zur Méditation von Bach / Gounod
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Analyse als Werturteil.Anmerkungen zur Méditationvon Bach / Gounod
The paper discusses Carl Dahlhaus’s theoretical conception concerning the relationship between analysis and value judgement based on his own discussion of Charles Gounod’s arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude in C major from the Well-Tempered Clavier. Dahlhaus’s attempt at analysis, which is to justify a judgement, is even supported by implicit value scales. By assuming that the composition wanted to be a work of art, but without conceding that it goes beyond the status of a document, Dahlhaus already gives his judgement within the framework of an implicit theory. However, this can be challenged with reference to historical contexts. It is crucial to link these contexts and the analytical experience throughout history with the composition itself. The validity of a judgement is measured by how closely the historical sources can be made fruitful in their aesthetic and compositional relevance to one another. Only this kind of critical appraisal makes it possible to avoid any normative solution, and nonetheless create binding assessments.
„Wert“ und „Güte“
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