Susan McClary Quotes

Enjoy the top 6 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Susan McClary.

Susan McClary Quotes

Rather than protecting music as a sublimely meaningless activity that has managed to escape social signification, I insist on treating it as a medium that participates in social formation by influencing the ways we perceive our feelings, our bodies, our desires, our very subjectivities - even if it does so surreptitiously, without most of us knowning how. It is too important a cultural force to be shrouded by mystified notions of Romantic transcendence.
— Susan McClary —

The point of recapitulation in the first movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony unleashes one of the most horrifyingly violent episodes in the history of music ... The point is not to hold up Beethoven as exceptionally monstrous. The Ninth Symphony is probably our most compelling articulation in music of the contradictory impulses that have organized patriarchal culture since the Enlightenment. Moreover, within the parameters of his own musical compositions, he may be heard as enacting a critique of narrative obligations that is ... devestating.

— Susan McClary

Rather than protecting music as a sublimely meaningless activity that has managed to escape social signification, I insist on treating it as a medium that participates in social formation by influencing the ways we perceive our feelings, our bodies, our desires, our very subjectivities - even if it does so surreptitiously, without most of us knowning how. It is too important a cultural force to be shrouded by mystified notions of Romantic transcendence.

— Susan McClary

Susan McClary Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Susan McClary quotes? Click on image of Susan McClary quotes to view full size.

Susan McClary Quotes Pictures 1
Susan McClary Quotes Pictures 2
Susan McClary Quotes Pictures 3
Susan McClary Quotes Pictures 4

Related Famous Quotes by Topics