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Composing the CitizenMusic as Public Utility in Third Republic France$
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Jann Pasler

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257405

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257405.001.0001

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An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure

An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure

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(p.358) 6 An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure
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Composing the Citizen
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Jann Pasler

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0007

This chapter examines the aesthetic pleasure that became linked to serious art music. It focuses on charm and pleasure, which led to a revival of interest in feminine values and new debates over what was distinctive in French music. It discusses the relationship between music and its listeners that was based in aural pleasure and emotional and imaginative stimulation, along with an improved understanding of the contribution of music to the public interest.

Keywords:   aesthetic pleasure, art music, charm, feminine values, French music, aural pleasure, imaginative stimulation, emotional stimulation, public interest

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