Adorno, jazz, and the aesthetics of popular music

Gracyk, Theodore A.
December 1992
Musical Quarterly;Winter92, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p526
Academic Journal
Focuses on jazz music as treated in the writings of music critic Theodor W. Adorno. Unconventional and ambiguous use of the term `jazz'; Static and repetitive essence; Nonfulfillment of the social role of art; Pseudo-individualization of the popular song; Typology of music listening; Evaluation of music in terms of composition.


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