Monday, June 15, 2009

The Musicologist's Companion to American Idol

"A conductor friend of mine recently busted out the following conversation starter over lunch: In a hundred years, American Idol may be the most significant locus of study in the field of performance practice. Predictably, this gem set off a lively debate; naturally, the fact that I've never seen American Idol didn't stop me from pontificating at length on the prospects of performance practice as an area of inquiry and the prominence of said television show therein."

For the full story, please see New Music Box.

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