Christopher Small 1927–2011

September 9, 2011

Alex Ross tweets the sad news of the death of Christopher Small, who revolutionized the thinking about music of many thinkers about music. He and Neville were neighbors of mine in the late ’80s, and he read and commented helpfully on Music & Power, since our preoccupations then were congruent. His highly developed thinking influenced mine, even in areas of music that didn’t much interest him.

Much of his writing was of a sort that won’t age.


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