Journals Higher Education



01 May 2008

280 Pages | 11 halftones, 23 music examples

ISBN: 9780195336665

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Enlightenment Orpheus

The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Vanessa Agnew

New Cultural History of Music

  • Offers a new reading of Orpheus myth that establishes music as constitutive of society, a discourse that manages belonging and exclusion
  • New research into archival journal sources, especially German journalism
  • Radically cross-disciplinary between musicology and cultural history
  • Broadly transnational in scope: shows how European discourses and practices were developed in relation to non-European contact

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