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Song Loves the MassesHerder on Music and Nationalism$
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Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234949

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234949.001.0001

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“Von Musik” / “On Music”

“Von Musik” / “On Music”

From Kalligone (1800), Part 2: “Von Kunst und Kunstrichterei” / “On Art and Artistic Judgment”

(p.249) “Von Musik” / “On Music”
Song Loves the Masses

Johann Gottfried Herder

, Philip V. Bohlman
University of California Press

In this way, we might speak about the “critique of independent aesthetic judgment,”b about poesy and eloquence, about sculpture and architecture, about painting, landscape architecture, interior decoration, and fashion. Alas, it is music alone among the fine arts that was left without commentary, and we are left wondering, Why music? Music is “a beautiful play of sensations,...

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