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The Christopher Small Reader

The Christopher Small Reader is the fourth and final book in Christopher Small's legacy as a composer, pianist, teacher, friend, provocateur, and influential outsider in classical music studies. It is at once a compendium of, a complement to, and an important addition to Small's prior books: Musicking; Music, Society, Education; and Music of the Common Tongue. The Christopher Small Reader brings previously published work, some of it available in disparate locations, together with key excerpts from his three books, and other writings that remained unpublished at his passing in 2011, making available ideas that were not included in the earlier books and presenting an overview of his thought over the course of his life. The collection is a fitting capstone, providing rich insights into Small's understanding of musicking as a crucial way of relating to the world.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

About the Authors

CHRISTOPHER SMALL (1927–;2011) was a senior lecturer at Ealing College of Higher Education in London until 1986 and lived in Sitges, Spain, until his death. ROBERT WALSER is a professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, author of Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music, and editor of Keeping Time: Readings in Jazz History.

Reviews

"Here, you might think, are a few simple ideas, repeated many times. But they go deep, and seem simple only because we've gotten used to them. They can illuminate every corner of art, and our lives."—Greg Sandow, The Juilliard School

Endorsements

"Here, you might think, are a few simple ideas, repeated many times. But they go deep, and seem simple only because we've gotten used to them. They can illuminate every corner of art, and our lives."

—Greg Sandow, The Juilliard School

"What puts Chris Small in a class by himself as the leading music & society thinker to date is his balanced, beautifully crafted and always clarifying prose. A necessary completion of Small's thinking-in-writing, this book may well be the most useful, allowing readers from every interest or field to consider his timely and radically egalitarian message."



—Charles Keil, coauthor of Music Grooves

"From book excerpts of Small's classic texts to delightful, informal pieces, The Reader represents the vitality and integrity of a unique voice in music scholarship."



—Marie McCarthy, professor of music education, University of Michigan

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Other Titles by Christopher Small

Music of the Common Tongue

Christopher Small
Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
$32.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$25.99 USD - Electronic book text

Music, Society, Education

Christopher Small
Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.99 USD - Electronic book text

Musicking

Christopher Small
Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$17.99 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Robert Walser

Running with the Devil, second edition

Robert Walser, OtherHarris M. Berger
Nov 2014 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Music, Society, Education

Christopher Small
Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.99 USD - Electronic book text

"Masquerade" and Other Stories

Robert Walser - translated by Susan Bernofsky
Feb 1990 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$31.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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Beyoncé in the World

Christina Baade
Jun 2021 - Wesleyan University Press
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Genre Publics

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Nov 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
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The Cultural Work

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Jun 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
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