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Musical Revolutions in German Culture

Musicking against the Grain, 1800–1980

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Part of the Studies in European Culture and History book series (SECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mirko M. Hall
    Pages 1-24
  3. Mirko M. Hall
    Pages 25-51
  4. Mirko M. Hall
    Pages 81-107
  5. Mirko M. Hall
    Pages 109-136
  6. Mirko M. Hall
    Pages 137-147
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-214

About this book


Drawing upon the philosophical insights of Friedrich Schlegel, Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, and Blixa Bargeld, this book explores the persistence of a critical-deconstructive approach to musical production, consumption, and reception in the German cultural sphere of the last two centuries.


culture Friedrich Schlegel philosophy revolution Romanticism Theodor W. Adorno

About the authors

Mirko M. Hall is Associate Professor of German Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Philosophy in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Literatures at Converse College, USA.

Bibliographic information


“Hall’s book is engaging, stimulating and generative. … Hall provides readers with enough critical-musicking instruments to equip themselves as destructive musicians—or better, ‘destructive musickers’—in their own right. … Musical Revolutions is a compelling and well-crafted provocation for future scholars to ‘Bring the Noise.’” (Martin Law, Marx and Philosophy,, April, 2016)