Abstracts of issue 2/1985 (2)
Theodor W. Adorno
Concerning “Missa Solemnis”. An Alienated
Fundamental WorkTranslation in Greek: Oly Psychopedis-Frangou
Despite the poetical style, clarity of the views and concepts is characteristic for this essay. It represents a kind of analysis rare in the literature about music and in the history of aesthetic production, as it is based upon a simultaneous elaboration of historical-philosophical, sociological and aesthetic-technical approaches. This essay demonstrates
Adorno’s direct involvement in composing and musical praxis. Even if one cannot regard this essay as brilliant as the work it treats, it approaches – in any case – the
“matter itself” with a most sensitive intuition. This essay is published for the first time in Greek by Musicology.