Why Classical Music Still Matters

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"Wow. Kramer succeeds at what is a fantastically difficult task: to seduce readers into a powerful engagement with classical music by portraying in words its complex entanglements with fundamental human drives and social needs. Ranging from J.S. Bach to John Adams, the author shows again and again how classical music participates in the exploration of subjectivity, the conquest of time and mortality, the harmonization of humanity and technology, the cultivation of attention, and the liberation of human energy. Matching some ...

Why Classical Music Still Matters 2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520258037

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Why Classical Music Still Matters 2007, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520250826

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