An unnatural attitude : phenomenology in Weimar musical thought /

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University of Chicago Press,, Chicago, United States:, p.1 online resource (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030408, (OCoLC)fst01060969, (OCoLC)fst01738271, 20th century., bisacsh, fast, Music, MUSIC / General., Phenomenology and music., Philosophy and aesthetics., Philosophy, German, Philosophy, German.


"An Unnatural Attitude traces a style of musical thinking and listening that coalesced in the intellectual milieu of the Weimar Republic and its legacy-the phenomenological style, which involved a search for contact with the world of perception. Resisting the influence of naturalism, figures in this milieu argued for a new understanding and description of the musical experience as something based not in introspection but rather in an attitude of outward, open orientation, where musical experience acquires meaning when the act of listening is physically (materially) shared with others"--Intro -- Contents -- List of Examples -- Introduction. Worldhood and World War -- Max Scheler, "Genius of War" -- Musicology in the World -- From Psychology to Phenomenology -- Music in Phenomenological Study -- Chapter 1. The Unnatural Attitude -- The Acoustical Attitude and the Harmonic Attitude -- Beyond Psychologism -- "What Is the Phenomenology of Music?" -- Chapter 2. Debussy, Outward and Open -- An Outward Turn -- Dehumanization -- Being-There-With Music -- Letting Oneself Go -- Actuality -- Chapter 3. Hearing-With -- Case One. Aesthetic Hearing (Seventeenth-Century Suite)Joining In -- Vocal Hearing and Instrumental Hearing -- Case Two. Participatory Hearing (Thirteenth-Century Motet) -- Factical Life -- Spacing -- The Limits of Community -- Chapter 4. Techniques of Feeling -- This Is Not a Test -- Techniques of Feeling -- A Call -- Appendix A. Hans Mersmann, "On the Phenomenology of Music" (1925) -- Appendix B. Helmuth Plessner, "Response" [to Mersmann] (1925) -- Appendix C. Paul Bekker, "What Is the Phenomenology of Music?" (1925) -- Appendix D. Herbert Eimert, "On the Phenomenology of Music" (1926)Appendix E. Günther Stern-Anders, "On the Phenomenology of Listening (Elucidated through the Hearing of Impressionist Music)" (1927) -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index