ABSTRACT

Apparitions takes a new look at the critical legacy of one of the 20th century's most important and influential thinkers about music, Theodor W. Adorno. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the book offers new historical and critical insights into Adorno's theories of music and how these theories, in turn, have affected the study of contemporary art music, popular music, and jazz.

chapter 1|18 pages

Drifting: the Dialectics of Adorno’s Philosophy of New Music

ByNew Music DANIEL K. L. CHUA

chapter 4|16 pages

“The Elliptical Geometry of Utopia”: New Music Since Adorno

ByJULIAN JOHNSON

chapter 5|18 pages

Wolfgang Rihm and the Adorno Legacy

ByALASTAIR WILLIAMS

chapter 6|28 pages

Frankfurt School Blues: Rethinking Adorno’s Critique of Jazz

ByJAMES BUHLER

chapter 8|32 pages

Music, Corporate Power, and the Age of Unending War

ByMARTIN SCHERZINGER