TITLE

THE GOOD CRITIC

AUTHOR(S)
Evett, Robert
PUB. DATE
September 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;9/1/52, Vol. 127 Issue 9, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the book "Musical Trends in the 20th Century," by Norman Demuth. In dealing, with the 20th century, music critics have generally shown a preference for the practical equivalent of Charles Lamb. This generally bad state of affairs makes Norman Demuth's new book more gratifying to musicians than it really deserves to be. This is because Demuth, in his writing, represents that standard of criticism which should guide all music critics in their work. As a scholar, Demuth demonstrates a fidelity to truth which is never sacrificed to those personal idiosyncrasies on matters of taste in which the critic likes to indulge. This intellectual integrity has made it possible for Demuth to document, with the greatest accuracy and a really surprising attention to detail, those very contemporary movements with which he is least in sympathy.
ACCESSION #
14504403

 

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