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£23.49

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Published: 28 December 2017

394 Pages | 3 BW line, 9 BW halftones

234x156mm

ISBN: 9780190851170


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Absolute Music

The History of an Idea

Mark Evan Bonds

  • The first survey of the idea of "pure music" from antiquity to the present
  • Proposes a revised view of music history based on the relationship between music's essence and its effect
  • Discusses the rehabilitation of absolute music in the aesthetics of musical modernism
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