"The volume is essential; the issues under study here remain vital, and the author enunciates them clearly . . . Summing up: recommended." - CHOICE
"Kramer has been hugely successful in creating a community of formalist and hermeneutic analytical discourse that has inspired a new generation of thinkers to question music’s inherent meaning and value in contemporary society. . . a hugely important and timely work that should no doubt become the focus of much future work and pedagogy."