Habituelle und situative Rezeptionsweisen beim Musikhören: Eine einstellungstheoretische Untersuchung.
Abstract<p>This book is the published version of a musicological dissertation submitted to the Hochschule fűr Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. Its focus lies on music listening from the listener's perspective and not on the structural aspects of music. While trying to capture music listening [Musikrezeption] in a more holistic fashion, Lehmann follows the German tradition of attitude research in music. His starting point is the casual observation that listeners, depending on the situation, seem to favor certain ways of experiencing (listening to) music. The empirical answer with which the author attempts to explain this behavior is already reflected in the title. The two major influences on listening behavior are "habituation" (in the sense of stable listening patterns) and situational specificity of listening responses (that is, functional considerations and anticipated effects which influence the patterns of listening). How exactly music is experienced, appears to be the main question. Compared to the usual studies on listening behavior, the author broadens the scope in an innovative way by searching for consistency of listening patterns and by incorporating a life-span perspective (p. 13). The first 140 pages of the book contain a coherent review of extant research concerning habits, situational functions