Secret Languages: The Roots of Musical Modernism

@article{Morgan1984SecretLT,
  title={Secret Languages: The Roots of Musical Modernism},
  author={Robert P. Morgan},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={1984},
  volume={10},
  pages={442 - 461}
}
  • R. Morgan
  • Published 1 March 1984
  • Linguistics
  • Critical Inquiry
In modern prose we speak a language we do not understand with the feeling ... we cannot discourse in this language according to our innermost emotion, for it is impossible to invent in it according to that emotion; in it, we can only impart our emotions to the understanding, but not to the implicitly understood feeling.... In modern speech no poesis is possible-that is to say, poetic aim cannot be realized therein, but only spoken out as such. -RICHARD WAGNER, Oper und Drama 
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