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Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

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Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Emma Sutton

This groundbreaking study explores the formative influence of art music on Woolf’s writing, illustrating its importance to Woolf’s creative, social and domestic lives. Discussing all the novels as well as selected essays and short fiction, it offers detailed commentaries on Woolf’s numerous allusions to classical repertoire and to composers including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner. The chapters explore Woolf’s interest in the contested relationship between politics and music, placing her work in a matrix of ideas ... Read more


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