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ERIC Number: EJ907866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Tarnished Gold: Classical Music in America
Asia, Daniel
Academic Questions, v23 n4 p481-486 Dec 2010
A few articles have appeared recently regarding the subject of the health of classical music (or more broadly, the fine arts) in America. These include "Classical Music's New Golden Age," by Heather Mac Donald, in the "City Journal" and "The Decline of the Audience," by Terry Teachout, in "Commentary." These articles appeared around the time of the author's Summer 2010 "Academic Questions" piece, "Diminuendo: Classical Music and the Academy," in which he discussed the problematic position of classical music in the Academy. In this article, the author reacts to the article by Mac Donald heralding the present moment as a "golden age" of classical music in America, point by point refuting her observations from his experience as a music professor and composer, as well as a member of the ever diminishing audience at classical music performances. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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