Table of contents for Music as thought : listening to the symphony in the age of Beethoven / Mark Evan Bonds.

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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
Listening to Form: The Refuge of Absolute Music 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Symphony -- 19th century.
Music appreciation.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.