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by Harry Haskell
Author: Harry Haskell
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st edition (March 4, 1996)
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The art of criticizing music is as old as music itself, but music criticism as it is practiced today is a product of the 18th century.
The art of criticizing music is as old as music itself, but music criticism as it is practiced today is a product of the 18th century. As the selections in The Attentive Listener show, the rationalist, inquiring spirit of the French and German Enlightenment transformed writing about music from a narrowly scholastic discipline to a broadly humanistic one, a process that culminated in the flourishing trade of popular music journalism in the 19th and 20th centuries. Music and words have always been uneasy bedfellows
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With this collection Haskell intends to illustrate the vitality and variety of journalistic music criticism, as well as to give some impression of the way music criticism has evolved in the last three centuries. In my opinion he has succeeded handsomely
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He exerted a strong influence on Continental critics such as Scheibe and Mattheson (who translated many of Addison's essays in his magazine Die Vemiinftler in 1713), and his call for the creation of national schools of opera was echoed by critics down the ages. Equitis quoque jam migravit ab aure voluptas Omnis ad incertos oculos & gaudia vana. Most Popular Documents for MUSIC.
The Attentive Listener: Three Centuries of Music Criticism, ed. by Harry Haskell. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. xvii, 398 pp. ISBN 069126416. The selections range from Joseph Addison's essay on Italian opera (1711) to Andrew Porter's recent writings for the Observer.
In this wide-ranging collection Harry Haskell has brought together music journalism from England, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, North America and Latin America
In this wide-ranging collection Harry Haskell has brought together music journalism from England, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, North America and Latin America. The aperçus of writers of genius, like Arnaud, Heine, Odoyevsky, Boito and Shaw, are set beside those of composers such as Hiller, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Janácek and Virgil Thomson. By turns sober and satirical, the hundred essays explore the nature of musical taste, the cult of the charismatic performer, and the impact of modern technologies on composers, performers and audiences"-Jacket.
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Published March 4, 1996 by Princeton University Press.
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This historical anthology shows the evolution of music journalism and its place in Western culture over the past three centuries and illustrates the richness, variety, and vitality of music criticism as both an intellectual enterprise and a literary genre. Because little music criticism in foreign languages is accessible to English-speaking readers, Harry Haskell has made a special point of exemplifying regional traditions of critical writing from throughout the Western world. Included in The Attentive Listener are articles not only from England, Western Europe, and the United States, but also from Russia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Latin America, and Canada. Each of the one hundred articles here relates to one or more topics of central importance in music history, such as the nature of musical taste and criticism, operatic reform, cultural nationalism, the value of tradition, and the impact of modern technologies on composers, performers, and audiences.
The Attentive Listener differs from previous anthologies of musical writings in its emphasis on journalistic criticism, its broadly international scope, and the thematic organization of the articles, most of which have not been translated or anthologized before. The writers represented include not only professional critics and scholars but also composers such as Debussy, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Janacek, and Virgil Thomson, and literary figures such as Heine, Boito, and Shaw.