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Music, Society, Education
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CHRISTOPHER SMALL was Senior Lecturer at Ealing College of Higher Education I London until 1986. He is author of Music of the Common Tongue (1987), Schoenberg (1978), and numerous essays and has composed for the screen, stage, and orchestra. He lives in Sitges Spain.

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" A visionary critique of classical music's industrial-capitalist apparatus . . . Deeply thoughtful and broadly informed." --Robert Christgau, Village Voice Village Voice" Musical Opinion" Ethnomusicology" [A] visionary critique of classical music's industrial-capitalist apparatus . . . Deeply thoughtful and broadly informed.--Robert Christgau "Village Voice" This combative, infuriating and profoundly stimulating work is no ordinary book. Mr. Small has had the courage to ask some fundamental questions and answers them convincingly with brilliant effect. This is an important, stunningly original book certain to provoke debate for it is an unflattering mirror of our times.--Robert Christgau "Musical Opinion" If your course needs a book that summarizes the main themes in Western classical music and interprets all the trends in pretentious 20th Century music as well, this is the one to use.--Robert Christgau "Ethnomusicology" "If your course needs a book that summarizes the main themes in Western classical music and interprets all the trends in pretentious 20th Century music as well, this is the one to use."--Ethnomusicology "This combative, infuriating and profoundly stimulating work is no ordinary book. Mr. Small has had the courage to ask some fundamental questions and answers them convincingly with brilliant effect. This is an important, stunningly original book certain to provoke debate for it is an unflattering mirror of our times."--Musical Opinion "[A] visionary critique of classical music's industrial-capitalist apparatus . . . Deeply thoughtful and broadly informed." --Robert Christgau, Village Voice

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