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Avoiding Cultural Default and Other Essays

Prof. Irwin Shainman

Drawn from thirty years of regular music columns that appeared in the Berkshire Eagle, (a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper in Pittsfield, Mass.), Avoiding Cultural Default offers a cross-section of Professor Shainman's views of the economic reality of the music profession as well as a look at personalities, composers, specific compositions and observations of foreign and U.S. festivals. A hard-hitting analysis of many aspects of the performing arts world.