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Contents List of Illustrations 00 Preface 00 Prelude: L'Orfeo, or the anxiety of the moderns 00 Part I: Bach's Cycle Chapter 1: The arrested procession 00 Chapter 2: A crystal flying like a bullet 00 Chapter 3: There is no time like God's time 00 Interlude: Jean-Jacques contra Augustinum: a little treatise on moral-political theology 00 1. Augustine 00 2. The birth of autonomy 00 3. Rousseau 00 4. The Christian and modern outlooks compared 00 5. The emancipation of time 00 6. From cosmos to history 00 Part II: Mozart's Arrow Chapter 4: Mozart at play 00 Chapter 5: The hidden center 00 Chapter 6: Between incoherence and inauthenticity: Don Giovanni and Faust 00 Chapter 7: Die Zauberfløte, or the self-assertion of the moderns 00 Postlude: Between utopia and melancholy: Beethoven and the aesthetic state 00 Works cited 00 Index 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Music -- 18th century -- History and criticsm.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 -- Criticism and interpretation.