Wednesday, September 27, 2006

assignment for tuesday, september 26:

read pp. 24-31 in Cook

vocab: abate, ferment, efface, subordinate, congeal, aspiration, shambolic, intrinsic, sobriquet, coalesce, edification, valorization

discussion questions:
is there a way to avoid the creation of a "musical museum?" (p29, last line)
can a composer claim "authority" over a composition that he/she does not perform?
what is the role of the performer in other forms of music?
is performing a "cover" song in a rock context the same as a classical performer playing a piece by beethoben?
is an undeucated listener less "important" than and educated one?
what is your reaction to beethoven's music?

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