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Why Classical Music Still Matters by Lawrence Kramer
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Less of a persuasive, debate-team style argument or polemic, and more of a philosophical look at how classical music creates meaning, how that process and outcome is different from pop music, and what role it has in modern life. I liked how he didn't resort to cultural hierarchies to make his point, and how he explorations of the significance and value of classical music was expansive enough to include all styles and eras, all fusions of culture, etc. I wish that this kind of thinking about music and art had more prominence in journalism and discourse.
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