4-11-11: What Makes Beautiful Music Beautiful?

April 11, 2011 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Markand Thakar is the music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and he teaches conducting at the Peabody. His new book conducts a philosophical investigation into the source of musical beauty.

This morning he tells Tom Hall what he found while writing Looking for the “Harp” Quartet: An Investigation into Musical Beauty.

Markand Thakar conducts the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra next Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium.  The program includes music by Brahms, Haydn, and Ives. More information here.


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  • 1. Matthew J. Mosca  |  April 11, 2011 at 10:40 am

    At last, a musician with the backbone to state that Bach is superior to Britney Spears! On NPR, I could hardly believe my ears. Of course classical music is superior-it is meant to engage the mind in a way that popular music is not designed to do. Popular music, since at least 50 years ago is meant for the moment. To try to equate Western Classical Music (which includes serious Jazz) to made-for-the-moment pop is ridiculous. I cannot wait to buy this new book! Thank you for airing this segment; maybe all hope is not lost.


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