Table of contents for The muse as eros : music, erotic fantasy, and the male creativity in the romantic and modern imagination / Stephen Downes.

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Contents
List of Music Examples
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
 1.1 The Muse as Eros and masculine creative anxiety
 1.2 Locating musical evocations of the erotic muse
1.3 Eroticism, imagination and fantasy
1.4 Erotic fantasy in Liszt, Wagner and Scriabin: an interpretive exemplar
2. The Muse as immaculate beloved: Stendhal's 'crystallization' process and
 listening to Rossini and Beethoven
3. Schumann, Chopin, the fan of Eros, and the beloved's kiss.
4. The Muse as temptress and redemptress: Sibelius's early symphonic
 narratives.
5. Mahler's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies: Idyllic fantasies, the sublime, formal mastery, and processes of mourning and reparation.
6. 'She dies': Trauma and erotic elegy in Bartók's pre-First World War music.
7. Names, chords and the 'pale princess' in Debussy's musical language of love.
8. Poulenc's erotics of humour, melancholy, abjection and redemption.
9. Names, chords and Lulu's portrait as Muse. 
10. Fetishistic 'Inventions on a Chord': Szymanowski, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Weill and Poulenc.
Bibliography
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Music -- Psychological aspects.
Musical analysis.
Music and erotica.