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Max Paddison

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Music
Member of the Department of Philosophy

Research interests

  • Adorno and Critical Theory
  • Aesthetics and sociology of music
  • Concepts of the avant-garde, modernism and postmodernism
  • Contemporary music
  • Interdisciplinary interests in philosophy, cultural studies, popular music studies, film music, music and theatre (especially Brecht)
  • Marxism and music
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century music
  • Theories of musical performance and reproduction


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