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Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire. Kenneth M. Smith

Kenneth M. Smith

Published April 16th 2013
ISBN : 9781409438915
Hardcover
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Commentary on Skryabin has struggled to situate an understanding of the composers music within his idiosyncratic philosophical world views. Early commentators efforts to do so failed to establish a thorough or systematic approach. And laterMoreCommentary on Skryabin has struggled to situate an understanding of the composers music within his idiosyncratic philosophical world views. Early commentators efforts to do so failed to establish a thorough or systematic approach. And later twentieth-century studies turned away from the composers ideology, focusing instead on the music itself with an analytic approach that scrutinized Skryabins harmonic language in isolation from his philosophy. This groundbreaking study revisits the questions surrounding the composers music within his own philosophy, but draws on new methodological tools, casting Skryabins music in the light not only of his own philosophy of desire, but of more refined semiotic-psychoanalytical theory and modern techniques of music analysis.