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"With far more ease, we might be persuaded that Liszt's “Liebestraum" was flagrant pornophony, complete with nocturnal emission, since that was its announced programmatic content. The cultural relativity of the obscene might ..."--Obscenity and the Arts (1955)

"... that is , the bulk of pornographic literature and photography - and pornophonic music , if there is such a thing . And with the help of the term “ obscene , ” we can give a rather useful definition of “ pornography ."--Aesthetics: Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism (1958) by Monroe C. Beardsley

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Pornophony (from porne + -phony) is a term of art coined in the 20th century. It was used by critics both after the premiere of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini and that of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitri Shostakovich.

The first instance in Google Books is Obscenity and the Arts (1955).

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