Musicologist went to jail – and got torn to piecesmain
Pierpaolo Polzonetti thought he was doing something useful for the human race when he volunteered to teach a course on Haydn’s Creation at Eastern Correctional Facility, in upstateb New York. It went so well that he undertook to teach a whole semester on Opera and Ideas at the Westville Correctional Facility in Indiana.
That, too, was well received – until Professor Polzonetti published a short article on his experiences on Musicology Now, and promptly got shredded by its readers, for all the usual reasons.
Read the hostility here.