Classical Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges - cover image

Copyright

Michael Beckerman; Paul Boghossian

Published On

2021-03-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-113-6
Hardback978-1-80064-114-3
PDF978-1-80064-115-0
HTML978-1-80064-642-1
XML978-1-80064-118-1
EPUB978-1-80064-116-7
MOBI978-1-80064-117-4

Language

  • English

Print Length

252 pages (xlviii+204)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 18 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.69" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 21 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.81" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1069g (37.71oz)
Hardback1455g (51.32oz)

Media

Illustrations15

OCLC Number

1245927157

LCCN

2020447283

BIC

  • AVA
  • AVGC4
  • AVH

BISAC

  • MUS006000
  • MUS020000
  • MUS007000

LCC

  • ML3916

Keywords

  • classical music
  • composers
  • musicians
  • twenty-first century
  • performers
  • academics
  • journalists
  • arts administrators
  • traditions
  • challenges
  • diversity
  • governance
  • identity
  • perception
  • challenges
  • financial stability
  • non-profit arts organizations
  • case studies
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Classical Music

Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges

  • Beckerman Michael (editor)
  • Boghossian Paul (editor)
This kaleidoscopic collection reflects on the multifaceted world of classical music as it advances through the twenty-first century. With insights drawn from leading composers, performers, academics, journalists, and arts administrators, special focus is placed on classical music’s defining traditions, challenges and contemporary scope. Innovative in structure and approach, the volume comprises two parts. The first provides detailed analyses of issues central to classical music in the present day, including diversity, governance, the identity and perception of classical music, and the challenges facing the achievement of financial stability in non-profit arts organizations. The second part offers case studies, from Miami to Seoul, of the innovative ways in which some arts organizations have responded to the challenges analyzed in the first part. Introductory material, as well as several of the essays, provide some preliminary thoughts about the impact of the crisis year 2020 on the world of classical music.

Classical Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges will be a valuable and engaging resource for all readers interested in the development of the arts and classical music, especially academics, arts administrators and organizers, and classical music practitioners and audiences.

Contents

1. The Enduring Value of Classical Music in the Western Tradition

(pp. 1–6)
  • Ellen Harris
  • Michael Beckerman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.01

2. The Live Concert Experience: Its Nature and Value

(pp. 7–14)
  • Christopher Peacocke
  • Kit Fine
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.02

3. Education and Classical Music

(pp. 15–28)
  • Michael Beckerman
  • Ara Guzelimian
  • Ellen Harris
  • Jenny Judge
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.03

4. Music Education and Child Development

(pp. 29–38)
  • Assal Habibi
  • Hanna Damasio
  • Antonio Damasio
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.04

5. A Report on New Music

(pp. 39–46)
  • Alex Ross
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.05

6. The Evolving Role of Music Journalism

(pp. 47–54)
  • Zachary Woolfe
  • Alex Ross
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.06

7. The Serious Business of the Arts: Good Governance in Twenty-First-Century America

(pp. 55–62)
  • Deborah Borda
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.07

8. Audience Building and Financial Health in the Nonprofit Performing Arts: Current Literature and Unanswered Questions (Executive Summary)

(pp. 63–75)
  • Francie Ostrower
  • Thad Calabrese
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.08

9. Are Labor and Management (Finally) Working Together to Save the Day? The COVID-19 Crisis in Orchestras

(pp. 75–86)
  • Matthew VanBesien
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.09

10. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Injustice in the Classical Music Professions: A Call to Action

(pp. 87–102)
  • Susan Feder
  • Anthony McGill
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.10

11. The Interface between Classical Music and Technology

(pp. 103–118)
  • Laurent Bayle
  • Catherine Provenzano
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.11

12. Expanding Audiences in Miami: The New World Symphony’s New Audiences Initiative

(pp. 121–142)
  • Howard Herring
  • Craig Hall
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.12

13. Attracting New Audiences at the BBC

(pp. 143–156)
  • Tom Service
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.13

14. Contemporary Classical Music: A Komodo Dragon? New Opportunities Exemplified by a Concert Series in South Korea

(pp. 157–176)
  • Unsuk Chin
  • Maris Gothoni
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.14

15. The Philharmonie de Paris, the Démos Project, and New Directions in Classical Music

(pp. 177–182)
  • Laurent Bayle
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.15

16. What Classical Music Can Learn from the Plastic Arts

(pp. 183–190)
  • Olivier Berggruen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.16

Preface

(pp. xxv–xxxii)
  • Paul Boghossian
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.17

Introduction

(pp. xxxiii–xlvi)
  • Michael Beckerman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0242.18

Contributors

Beckerman Michael

(editor)
Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor and Collegiate Professor of Music at New York University

Boghossian Paul

(editor)
Julius Silver Professor and Chair of Philosophy at New York University