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Published: 01 May 2008

280 Pages | halftones and music examples


ISBN: 9780195336665

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Enlightenment Orpheus

The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Vanessa Agnew

New Cultural History of Music

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