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The wealthy conceptual and experiential relays among song and philosophy—echoes of what Theodor W. Adorno as soon as referred to as Klangfiguren, or "sound figures"—resonate with heightened depth in the course of the interval of modernity that extends from early German Idealism to the severe concept of the Frankfurt tuition. This quantity strains the political, old, and philosophical trajectories of a in particular German culture during which thinkers take recourse to track, either as a classy perform and because the item in their speculative work. 

The members research the texts of such hugely influential writers and thinkers as Schelling, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bloch, Mann, Adorno, and Lukács with regards to person composers together with Beethoven, Wagner, Schönberg, and Eisler. Their explorations of the complexities that come up in conceptualizing track as a method of illustration and philosophy as a method of aesthetic perform thematize the ways that the fields of song and philosophy are altered whilst both makes an attempt to specific itself in phrases outlined through the other.

individuals: Albrecht Betz, Lydia Goehr, Beatrice Hanssen, Jost Hermand, David Farrell Krell, Ludger Lütkehaus, Margaret Moore, Rebekah Pryor Paré, Gerhard Richter, Hans Rudolf Vaget, Samuel Weber

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