Classical music is currently undergoing apparent devaluation and this has consequences as a legitimation crisis. Assessing the relevance in the postmodern, plural, and multicultural world is merely the starting point for examining classical music's claim to a distinctive value. This book's questions are not just all about music but they are about the nature of contemporary culture because change in perception to music is not that huge, at least compared to changes in cultural practices, values, and attitudes. Central to this argument is the attitude about classical music that makes it appear marginal to contemporary society. Also included in this book is how different people find different styles of music articulate in different values that correlates or contradicts other areas affecting both individually and collectively.
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