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Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Julian Johnson


This book explores the idea of modernity in Western culture since the late sixteenth century, not as a chronological narrative of events but as a set of modalities of thought and feeling—enacted, realized, and made sensible through music. In doing so, it argues both that modernity is revealed in specifically musical ways and that music itself is better understood from this perspective than by the usual periodization of style history (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modernist). It thus argues that all music since 1600 is modern music and that the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Ba ... More

Keywords: music, modernity, sensibility, history, temporality, technology, language, sound, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190233273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Johnson, author
Royal Holloway University of London, London, Regius Professor of Music