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Heretical Quodlibets (Paperback)

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Heretical Quodlibets is an exercise in thinking that takes its reader on a wild journey through cultural and philosophical history, spanning the classical writings of ancient Greece and Rome, through the scholarship of the Middle Ages and the revolution in arts and thinking that was the Renaissance, up to works of the twentieth century. The author makes no pretensions to being correct in his often radical conclusions (which he bases on far-ranging connections between events, concepts, and hypotheses, irreverently playing with ideas, undermining the commonly received and rediscovering the forgotten). "If the reader, after perusing some of the texts in this book, says that he's never read a bigger bunch of nonsense in his life, that would be okay. And if, despite this, he were to pick up this book again, that would mean that in fact I didn't write it only for myself."

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern 'classical' music Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press Publication Date: 15/12/2022 ISBN-13: 9781628970821  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Vladimir Godar (born,1956, in Bratislava, Slovakia) is an internationally acclained composer of vocal-instrumental (oratories Orbis sensualium pictus, Mater, Querela pacis), symphonic (a trilogy Dariachanghi's Orchard, a myth; 2nd Symphony, a ritual; Via lucis, a meditation) and chamber pieces, and dozens of film scores. His musicological works deal with music poetics (Bow and Lyre) and semiotics (Alla Battaglia, The Birth of Opera from the Spirit of Rhetorics, De Musica), and history of art. David McLean is an American expat who has worked as a translator from the Slovak language for more than 20 years.

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