Adorno’s Philosophy of Modern Music

  • Peter Franklin


Today art in its entirety, and music in particular, feels the shattering effects of that very process of enlightenment in which it participates and upon which its own progress depends.1


Progressive Artist Traumatic Shock Musical Language Chromatic Tonality Musical Model 
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Chapter Four

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    2. Adorno, op. cit., translators’ introduction, p. xii. The source is Thomas Mann, The Genesis of a Novel, tr. Richard and Clara Winston (London: Secker and Warburg, 1961), pp. 38–9.Google Scholar
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    6. See H. H. Stuckenschmidt, Arnold Schoenberg, his Life, World and Work (London: John Calder, 1977), p. 508.Google Scholar

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