Max Weber and Musicology: Dancing on Shaky Foundations

Wierzbicki, James
June 2010
Musical Quarterly;Jun2010, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p262
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the contributions of Max Weber with regards to the connection of music and society in Western culture during the nineteenth-century. It mentions that despite the contribution of Weber to the ethnomusicological literature in terms of creating various words which include status group, social action, and rationalization, he was ignored and disregarded by various musicologists. It explores the work of Paul Honigsheim wherein he tackles the depressive events in the life of what he considered as his mentor in music due to Weber's sickness, which serve as the hindrance for Weber to stay connected to the world of music. It adds that Weber focuses his writing to the sociological conditions of the modern European culture along with the relationship of music to society.


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