Musikandacht - 10.1628/004435414X13887503323273 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Martin Fritz

Musikandacht

Über Herkunft und Bedeutung eines Elements bürgerlicher Religionskultur

Volume 111 () / Issue 1, pp. 28-55 (28)

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The notion of »Musikandacht,« or musical meditation, reveals that musical experience in bourgeois life has always possessed a religious character. Martin Fritz outlines the origins of this notion in the age of Pietism and Enlightenment (Klopstock, Niemeyer, Reichardt, Herder) and traces its progression through romanticism (Wackenroder, Schleiermacher, Hoffmann) to idealism (Hegel). In doing so, Fritz revises the concept of »absolute music« (Dahlhaus), suggesting that, in addition to pure instrumental music, vocal church music has an equally pivotal function in musical art religion, or »Kunstreligion".
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Martin Fritz Geboren 1973; Studium der Ev. Theologie in Erlangen, Heidelberg und München; 2009 Promotion; 2017 Habilitation; seit 2020 Wissenschaftlicher Referent bei der Evangelischen Zentralstelle für Weltanschauungsfragen in Berlin.