Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Child as MusicianA handbook of musical development$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gary E. McPherson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198744443

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 October 2018

The child as music critic

The child as music critic

Chapter:
(p.284) Chapter 15 The child as music critic
Source:
The Child as Musician
Author(s):

Paul Woodford

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744443.003.0015

This chapter critiques the still influential traditional conception of the music critic (based on the nineteenth-century notion of musical autonomy) by historicizing and politicizing that and related discourses so that children might realize that much of what they assume as natural or true is only historical artifact, myth, or illusion. A more holistic conception of music criticism is offered that seeks to locate music and music education within broader social, cultural, and political webs of knowledge. The remainder of the chapter then critiques recent educational practice and reforms that may frustrate the development of critical consciousness in children by failing to ensure that they are provided with the intellectual conditions that can provoke, foster, and sustain it. The chapter concludes with the recommendation that children should learn to think of political and historical studies as critical tools for challenging conventional accounts and practices.

Keywords:   critic, music critic, music education, consciousness, criticism, history, politics

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .