Classical Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges

Michael Beckerman and Paul Boghossian (eds)

This kaleidoscopic collection reflects on the multifaceted world of classical music as it advances through the twenty-first century. With diverse perspectives, expertise and insights drawn from an impressive range of music professionals, academics, journalists, executives and arts administrators, special focus is placed on classical musicís defining traditions, challenges and contemporary scope. In turn, the volume observes the evolving curatorial role of journalists within the music landscape, and examines the seismic impact of digital media and new technologies on expanding audiences and creating new audio and programming opportunities.

Innovative in structure and approach, the volume comprises two parts: the first part provides detailed analyses delving into central issues pertinent to the classical music tradition in the present day (from diversity, to building successful governance and achieving financial stability in non-profit arts organizations, to the complexities surrounding the identity and perception of classical music). The second part provides detailed case studies, from Miami to Seoul, presenting compelling evidence for the innovative ways in which new programming initiatives around the globe offer a promising glimpse forward.  Introductory material provides some preliminary thoughts about the impact of the crisis moments of 2020 on the world of classical music. 

Classical Music is a valuable and engaging resource for all readers interested in the development of arts and classical music, especially academics, arts administrators and organizers, and classical music practitioners and audiences.


Classical Music: Contemporary Perspectives and Challenges
Michael Beckerman and Paul Boghossian (eds) | Forthcoming
ISBN Paperback: 9781800641136
ISBN Hardback: 9781800641143
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800641150
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800641167
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800641174
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781800641181
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0242
BIC: AVA (Theory of music and musicology), AVGC4 (Classical Music), AVH (Individual composers and musicians, specific bands and groups); BISAC: MUS006000 (MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical),  MUS020000 (MUSIC / History & Criticism); MUS007000 (MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Composition).