Should Music Be Culturally Relevant?

By |2016-07-06T15:51:29-05:00January 4th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Music, Western Civilization|

Why does today’s western art music strive so conspicuously for cultural relevance? Why are many of our university music faculties more concerned with cultural theory than with applied music? Why have we lost confidence in historical and applied models of musicology, and moreover in the tonal tradition that forms the basis of the greatest musical [...]