2nd Unrevised Edition
Edited By Tasos Zembylas
The Concept of Progress in Music Sociology
If one tends to assume that “ways to a formulated theory of progress in music are in principle possible”,2 then it is recommendable to examine the aspects in music where it is possible to talk of progress. Music sociology poses itself this question. It distinguishes at least three such aspects:
a) progress in artistic development itself;
b) progress in the development and use of the technical means employed for the creation and dissemination of music;
c) progress in the realisation of the democratic policy demand to facilitate participation in music culture and access to music culture for the greatest possible number of people.
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