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.