Abstracts of issue 2/1985 (2)

Theodor W. Adorno

Concerning Missa Solemnis. An Alienated Fundamental Work

Translation 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 Adornos 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.