From Handel to Hendrix: The Composer in the Public Sphere

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In this book, a continuation of Michael Chanan's investigation of the relation between music and society, the author examines the composer in the light of Jurgen Habermas's study of the public sphere. Taking his cue from the German philosopher's remarks about the bourgeois concert audience, the emergence of criticism and the development of autonomous music, Chanan examines the fate of the composer through successive incarnations, from Handel, Bach and Mozart in the eighteenth century by way of Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner, ...

From Handel to Hendrix: The Composer in the Public Sphere 1999, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781859847060

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