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Tainted Glory in Handel's MessiahThe Unsettling History of the World's Most Beloved Choral Work$
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Michael Marissen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300194586

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300194586.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) I Introduction
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Tainted Glory in Handel's Messiah
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Michael Marissen

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300194586.003.0001

This chapter discusses issues of method in writing about music, arguing against pure formalism and mere aesthetics, and also against excessive presentism when pursuing questions of meaning.

Keywords:   aesthetics, formalism, presentism

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