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Author Agnew, Vanessa,
Title Enlightenment Orpheus : the power of music in other worlds / Vanessa Agnew.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

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Series The new cultural history of music
New cultural history of music.
Subject Burney, Charles, 1726-1814 -- Travel -- Germany.
Music -- Germany -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Germany -- 18th century -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music and tourism -- Germany.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps, music.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index.
Contents Argonaut Orpheus -- Music's empire -- Anti-Orpheus.
Summary The Enlightenment saw a critical engagement with the ancient idea that music carries certain powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. Yet this interest in musical utility seems to conflict with larger notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged at the same time. This text examines this apparent conflict.
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ISBN 9780198044352 (electronic bk.)
0198044356 (electronic bk.)
9780195336665
0195336666
OCLC # 227208267
Additional Format Print version: Agnew, Vanessa. Enlightenment Orpheus. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008 9780195336665 0195336666 (DLC) 2007027106 (OCoLC)152580915