Radio Interview about Lawrence Kramer's The Thought of Music

 

The Music Show, a production of Australian National Public Radio, recently devoted a full episode to an interview with Professor Lawrence Kramer about his most recent book, The Thought of Music. The book takes music, specifically classical music, as a springboard to raise questions not only about the relationship of music to thinking, but also about the character of humanistic knowledge--the kind of knowledge that the study of music, literature, history, and philosophy all share. The interview takes some of these questions up in relation to a famous piece of music more often associated with feeling than with thinking: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1. 

The interview can be heard here: 

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/the-thought-of-music/7831854