The Crisis of Musical Aesthetics in the 21st Century

The Crisis of Musical Aesthetics in the 21st Century,10.1007/s11245-009-9054-7,Topoi-an International Review of Philosophy,Gianmario Borio

The Crisis of Musical Aesthetics in the 21st Century  
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This essay is an attempt to understand the reasons for the current crisis of musical aesthetics. It examines the function of this discipline as the mediator between philosophy and musicology, it inquires into its connections with the ideals of autonomy, beauty and free subjectivity. During the 20th Century, major changes in society and their communication forms happened; anthropology and semiotics began to compete with aesthetics in explaining musical facts. The last paragraphs test the chances of resistance of musical aesthetics; musical meaning appears to be the only question which endured in spite of the considerable fragmentation and loss of profile of musical experience.
Journal: Topoi-an International Review of Philosophy , vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 109-117, 2009
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