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Review of Quarter Notes and Banknotes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by F.M. Scherer

The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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07/30/2014Paul A. Cantor

 

Volume 7, No. 3 (Fall 2004)

 

Quarter Notes and Banknotes is a genuinely interdisciplinary book and shows that an economic perspective can illuminate our understanding of the development of classical music. Unfortunately the book is not interdisciplinary enough. When Scherer wanders away from his chosen fields of economics and music, he appears to be on unfamiliar and shaky ground. By far the weakest part of the book is the section on intellectual history, as he tries to show how the Enlightenment provided the background for the political, social, and economic developments he is tracing.

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Paul A. Cantor is Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies.

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Cantor, Paul A. "Review of Quarter Notes and Banknotes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by F.M. Scherer." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 7, No.3 (Fall 2004): 83–88.

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