MUSIC AND CRITICISM by Music Department of Harvard University


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A slim volume, comprising the papers read on music criticism by prominent men in the field at the three day Symposium of Music Criticism held by the Music Department of Harvard University last summer. The purpose of the Symposium was to attempt to define a theory of musical criticism. Contributors were E. M. Forster as a critic, Roger Sessions on the scope and intent of music criticism, Edgar Wind on the critical content of music, Olga Samaroff on her career as a performer and critic, Virgil Thomson on the art of judging music, Otto Kinkeldey on the influence on music of the recorded performance, Paul Henry Lang on the requisites of the newspaper music critic, and Huntington Cairns on the prospects of musical patronage in America. A scholarly, significant book in the realm of music criticism.

Pub Date: May 12th, 1948
Publisher: Harvard Univ. Press