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Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction: Schenker's contexts Chapter 1 Foundations of the Schenker project Schenker and the philosophers Formalists against formalism Rehabilitating musical logic Chapter 2 The reluctant modernist Curlicues and catastrophe Ornamentation and critique in fin-de-siècle Vienna Modernists against modernism Alienated classics Chapter 3 The conservative tradition Schenker's politics The logic of nostalgia The anachronistic city Chapter 4 The politics of assimilation Schenker's project and Jewish tradition The logic of alterity Schenker and others Chapter 5 Beyond assimilation Schenker's Rosenhaus The posthumous Schenker Conclusion: music theory as social practice List of references Appendix: 'The spirit of musical technique' Translated by William Pastille Index
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Schenker, Heinrich, 1868-1935 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music theory -- Social aspects -- Austria -- Vienna.
Music theory -- Political aspects -- Austria -- Vienna.