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In Defence of Classical Music

By: Andrew Ford

Price: $19.95  $14.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 003908

ISBN: 0733315941

Condition: New


Why does anyone still bother with classical music?How can the string quartets of Brahms or the symphonies of Beethoven possibly be relevant in our post-9/11 world?In this stimulating and provocative book, composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford argues that it is because we live in such discordant times that classical music is more valuable than it has ever been.Beginning with a discussion of some common cliches, he considers the nature of classical music: whether it is, for example, an international language. Then in a series of short essays, each taking as its starting point the music of a singl... View more info