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Why Classical Music Still Matters (Simpson Book in the Humanities)

by Lawrence Kramer

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Western music: periods & styles,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Genres & Styles - Classical,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music / General,
  • Philosophy and aesthetics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7712360M
    ISBN 100520250826
    ISBN 109780520250826

    In the 50s it was modern jazz, Elvis, and rock. In the 90s rap and hip-hop became popular. However, some music, such as country and classical music does not seem to . “What can be done about the state of classical music?” asks this book. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today's media-saturated world there are real concerns about its viability. This book takes a forthright approach by engaging both skeptics and music lovers alike.

    Table of contents for Why classical music still matters / Lawrence Kramer. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Music videos for streaming with subscription plan. Idagio Free Free, radio-style streaming of a large classical music catalog, with plays and recommendations based on the user's selections. Idagio Premium Subscription-based, on-demand streaming of over two million classical music tracks on your computer or via the mobile app, including offline.

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It is not our purpose here to do so either, although a certain amount of music appreciation is unavoidable in some of these essays because the writers love the music and inevitably wish for others to recognize its virtues as well as its.

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