Journals Higher Education



01 September 2011

160 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199755424

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Who Needs Classical Music?

Cultural Choice and Musical Value

Julian Johnson

  • Discusses the value of classical music in relation to contemporary, current culture
  • Challenges dominant assumptions about the relativism of cultural judgments
  • Written both for non-specialists and specialists alike
  • Creates a link between that music links to wider ethical and political questions

New to this Edition:

  • New preface contextualizing the argument amidst current debates