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AESTHETIC TECHNOLOGIES OF MODERNITY, SUBJECTIVITY, AND NATURE AESTHETIC TECHNOLOGIES OF MODERNITY, SUBJECTIVITY, AND NATURE Opera • Orchestra • Phonograph • Film Richard Leppert UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions. For more information, visit University of California Press Oakland, California© 2015 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Leppert, Richard D., author. Aesthetic technologies of modernity, subjectivity, and nature: opera orchestra phonograph film / Richard Leppert. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 978-0-520-28737-2 (cloth : alk. paper) — isbn 978-0-520-96252-1 (ebook) 1. Music—Philosophy and aesthetics. 2. Modernism (Music)—History— 20th century. 3. Opera—Social aspects. 4. Motion pictures—Social aspects. 5. Sound recordings—Social aspects. 6. Nature in music. 7. Nature in motion pictures. 8. Puccini, Giacomo, 1858–1924. Fanciulla del West. 9. Fitzcarraldo (Motion picture) 10. Days of heaven (Motion picture) I. Title. ML3845.L44 2015 780.9′04—dc23 2015009826 Manufactured in China 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of ansi/niso z39.48–1992 (r 2002) (Permanence of Paper). ...


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