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Acknowledgments Introduction Prologue An Unlikely Genre: The Rise of the Symphony 1: Listening with Imagination: The Revolution in Aesthetics From Kant to Hoffmann Idealism and the Changing Perception of Perception Idealism and the New Aesthetics of Listening 2. Listening as Thinking: From Rhetoric to Philosophy Listening in a Rhetorical Framework Listening in a Philosophical Framework Art as Philosophy 3. Listening to Truth: Beethoven¿s Fifth Symphony The Infinite Sublime History as Knowing The Synthesis of Conscious and Unconscious Organic Coherence Beyond the Sublime 4. Listening to the Aesthetic State: Cosmopolitanism The Communal Voice of the Symphony The Imperatives of Individual and Social Synthesis The State as Organism Schiller¿s Idea of the Aesthetic State Goethe¿s Pedagogical Province 5. Listening to the German State: Nationalism German Nationalism The Symphony as a ¿German¿ Genre The Performance Politics of the Music Festival The Symphony as Democracy Epilogue Listening to Form: The Refuge of Absolute Music Notes Bibliography Index
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Symphony -- 19th century.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.