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Returning to reflecting on reading.  This time its Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar and his Theo-Drama.  So, you know, light reading.

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Some of Adorno’s most beautiful, and most floridly descriptive, work in two essays on Gustav Mahler.  I don’t even try to do them justice.  I just point to them, offering a reason to visit again those vast spaces Mahler created.

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Adorno tries to show Wagner is still relevant.  I try to show that he that he may be right.

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I take a look at three brief pieces on jazz, kitsch, and background music.  It’s fun, it’s prophetic, and it’s disturbing.

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I think I’m polite as possible in raking Adorno over the coals for writing about popular music when it’s clear through his writing he has no idea what he’s talking about.

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Here’s hoping I did justice to the complexity, subtlety, and power of Adorno’s essay, “On The Social Situation Of Music”.  Probably not.  But at least I tried.