Dissonance and Discordance, Consonance and Concordance: Late-Twentieth-Century Music as Reflective of a Violent Society?

Paul Westermeyer

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2000

Issue: The Twentieth Century (Vol. 20, No 1, Winter, 2000)

Does music reflect the violence of its culture? Does it contribute to it? The questions are focused by the violence of the late twentieth century, but not unique to this time. Christian music will always belong to its culture and yet always be alien to it.

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