DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.07.008
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Emanuele Ferrari

Abstract: The purpose of the present paper is to suggest an uncommon perspective on the artistic heritage usually called "classical music". The large prestige of this repertoire, in fact, often goes along with a distorted perception of a number of very important features that tend to be underrated, discarded or not taken in the due consideration by the public. Only recently has musicology paid attention to the danger of this stereotyped vision of classical music, regarded as a sort of temple of seriousness, or as a king…

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