Opera and the Morbidity of Music

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The death of classical music, the distinguished critic and musicologist Joseph Kerman declares, is a tired, vacuous concept that will not die. In this wide-ranging collection of essays and reviews, Kerman examines the ongoing vitality of the classical music tradition, from the days of Guillaume Dufay, John Taverner, and William Byrd to contemporary operas by Philip Glass and John Adams. Here are enlightening investigations of the lives and works of the greatest composers: Bach and his Well-Tempered Clavier , Mozart s and ...

Opera and the Morbidity of Music 2008, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590172650

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