Sound and Sense: Music and Musical Metaphor in the Thought and Writing of Goethe and his Age by Josephine TudorSound and Sense: Music and Musical Metaphor in the Thought and Writing of Goethe and his Age by Josephine Tudor

Sound and Sense: Music and Musical Metaphor in the Thought and Writing of Goethe and his Age

byJosephine Tudor

Paperback | January 5, 2011

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This study focuses on beliefs about music current in eighteenth-century Germany. Of particular interest are the conceptual metaphors through which major writers (Goethe, Schiller, Herder and Klopstock) used music as analogy and medium for perceptions of the world in their writing. The book surveys traditional metaphors (music as harmony/disharmony, music as like/unlike language, music as structured by mathematical proportion or by rhythm) inherited from Greek and French thought and looks at ways in which these writers also assimilated and developed contemporary ideas (especially from Leibniz, the French Rationalists, Rameau and Rousseau). German writers of this epoch had a remarkably rich and varied range of ideas of music at their disposal, some of which could also be realised in multi-media genres. With the help of modern theory from several fields, the study aims to show how they deployed these resources in ways both like and unlike the practice of Romantic writers with whom they overlapped at the end of the century.
Jo Tudor (BA London, PhD Dunelm) focused on German literary and cultural studies from 1750 to the present, alongside early interest and studies in music and French. Until her retirement she was lecturer in the Department of German at Durham University. Her publications include articles on metaphor as a form of thought and writing in th...
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Title:Sound and Sense: Music and Musical Metaphor in the Thought and Writing of Goethe and his AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:6 × 9 × 1 inPublished:January 5, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034302371

ISBN - 13:9783034302371

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Table of Contents

Contents: Traditional Conceptions of Music – Conceptions of the Structure of Music and Their Influence on Musical Metaphor – Conceptions of Music and Language: Renewed Metaphorical Potential from Interactive Domains – The Synthesis of These Conceptions of Music.