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Moribund Music: Can Classical Music be Saved? Carolyn Beckingham

Moribund Music: Can Classical Music be Saved?

Carolyn Beckingham

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ISBN : 9781845192761
Paperback
220 pages
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Answering frequently asked questions about the future of classical music, this book addresses the question of whether popular music has taken its place and if so, how much this matters- and explores the origins of the split between classical andMoreAnswering frequently asked questions about the future of classical music, this book addresses the question of whether popular music has taken its place and if so, how much this matters- and explores the origins of the split between classical and popular music, the rise of youth culture and the concept of elitism, together with the consequences of these changes. The phenomenon of “crossover” music is addressed, and the arguments in favor of, and against, its use as an introduction to classical music for new audiences are put forward. In a wide-ranging discourse, the author tackles many of the issues that divide music lovers, including audience behavior and the place of music in schools. This book is essential reading for all those interested in how music plays an essential and informative role in everyday life.