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term used for music dependent on its structure alone for comprehension. It is the antithesis of program musicprogram music
Instrumental music of the 19th and 20th cent. that endeavors to arouse mental pictures or ideas in the thoughts of the listener—to tell a story, depict a scene, or impel a mood.
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. It is not associated with extramusical ideas or with a pictorial or narrative scheme of emotions, nor does it attempt to reproduce sounds in nature. Hence it is always instrumental, although not all instrumental music is absolute. Bach's Art of Fugue is an example of absolute music.
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Divested of its social function and utilitarian purposes, absolute music was regarded as expressing the "Wesen der Musik" because it is "begriffs-, objekt- und zwecklos.
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Absolute music has been central in advancing the idea that German music could transcend its Germanness and become universal.
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Our representative points toward that which we have learnt--through the wisdom that comes from repeating the conventions of our pack--the gesture of recognizing as wrong: musical autonomy, formalism, higher destiny, transcendence, will, overcoming, revolution, absolute, idealism, dignity (in the Kantian sense, to be distinguished here from postmodern "pride"), negation, high art, redemption, progress, depth, epic, metaphysics, the new, grand narrative, universality, interiority, originality, reason, totality, heroism, genius, Enlightenment, Romanticism, modernism, and so on and so forth--a list that is usually summarized under the term absolute music.
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and of the powerful notion of absolute music that emerged from it.
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He also interprets three works as examples of synaesthesia: Ludwig Tieck's Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen, Philipp Otto Runge's Die vier Tageszeiten, and Clemens Brentano's Die Romanzen vom Rosenkranz Emphasizing the development of music as the key feature, Kwon includes chapters on absolute music as understood by E.