Göttingen: in der Dieterich'schen Buchhandlung, 1827.
Octavo. Plain dark ivory wrappers. Disbound. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [iii]-iv (foreword), [v]-vi (contents), [vii]-viii (list of subscribers), 1f. (recto part title, verso blank), -224 pp.
With lengthy articles on Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel, J.S. Bach, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart, and Beethoven to pp. 107-224.
Wrappers detached. Slightly worn and soiled; browned; corners of final leaves turned.
First Edition of this little-known philosophical treatise on music by the noted German philosopher and student of Hegel. See Highes: Idealist Thought and Music Theory in Nineteenth-Century Germany, K.C.F. Krause: Dissonance and 'Coming-to-Be' in the International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music Vol. 27, No. 1 (June 1996), pp. 3-12.
Contains one of the earliest published accounts of Beethoven, issued in the year of the composer's death, 1827.
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