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Musical Thought in Britain and Germany During the Early Eighteenth Century

Musical Thought in Britain and Germany During the Early Eighteenth Century

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Donald Boomgaarden

Musical Thought in Britain and Germany During the Early Eighteenth Century discusses important changes in attitudes toward music as seen in the writings of British and German philosophers, journalists, and musicians. Selecting four major aesthetic issues (the affections, imitation of nature, taste, and the imagination), Boomgaarden shows that the continuity of Eighteenth-Century musical thought defies any attempt to place the shift in musical style from Baroque to Classical at 1750--a shift which had actually begun long before. Significant Franciscan poverty. The study is a significant contribution to women's, religious, and art history.
Contents: Important shifts in British and German musical thought during the early enlightenment are explored by examining aesthetic issues in the writings of philosophers and musicians.