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Popular or high art?

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195099362
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0027
Popular or high art?

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This chapter addresses the following questions: Do we need an art class structure? Is there a continuing dialectic between low-brow and high-brow? Has middle-class art passed from the theater to the interactive domain of club culture? Does a serious popular music theater still exist?

Keywords: art class structure; high art; club culture

Chapter.  3498 words. 

Subjects: Opera

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