Zur Reflexion des Gefühls im Musikdenken - Emotion as reflected in musical thinking
What does it mean when Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach demands that a performing musician must himself be moved before he can move his listeners? The author writes about the idea of emotions and their role in the scenario of what is called music appreciation (from about 1750 till the present day). His focus is not primarily on the emotional content of music as such, but rather the way in which it is treated in thinking about music; not on the actual impact of emotions, but the way in which they have been thought about in a musical context, as concepts around which a theoretical discourse crystallizes.
I Feelings - in theory
II Music and thinking about emotion. Prolegomena
III The “Triumph” of Sensibility
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