Why we need musicology (a timely reminder)main
A CBC presenter in loose tie and suspenders attempts, in the film below, to retell the story of Brahms’s Lullaby. The film is over-produced, unadulterated, mostly counter-factual balderdash.
Brahms, we are told, got ‘screwed up… couldn’t trust his own feelings’.
Musicology is needed to confront and deconstruct this epidemic of classic-lite music history.