What musicology is for in 2016
August 22, 2016 by norman lebrecht
A round robin from William Cheng, of Dartmouth College:
I write to share news of the release of Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good (University of Michigan Press, 2016, foreword by Susan McClary). Taking aim at the elitist, antagonistic, and imperialistic dimensions of classical music scholarship and beyond, this book advocates for a care-oriented musicology—namely, for a musicology that upholds interpersonal care as a core feature (rather than merely extracurricular option) of our everyday work.
And you thought it was about understanding the history and meaning of music? How very quaint.
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