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ERIC Number: EJ815702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Nietzsche's Apollonian and Dionysian Consciousness in the Context of Community and Classroom Samba
Naughton, Christopher
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v5 n2 p1-14 Dec 2006
This paper initially looks at Nietzsche's two different concepts of music: Apollonian and Dionysian, named after the two Greeks gods Apollo and Dionysus. In coming to terms with a Dionysian view, Nietzsche's elaboration of how one perceives and relates to music will be regarded both on its own terms and in the context of Nietzsche and "samba". Samba in this paper is not only thought of as the musical style found only in Brazil, the country of samba's origin, but samba as practiced in "samba schools" throughout the world. In making this link between samba and Nietzsche, a theoretical structure is created for re-examining the impact of Nietzschean ideas as they might apply to music education as a whole. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Language: English
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