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Book Review

Volume 14 • Number 2

Fall 2007

 

Music as Thought

 

by Michael P. Steinberg

Mark Evan Bonds. Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. Xx, 169 pp.

Scholars of things German who admit to some familiarity with the Web site YouTube may recall with appreciation one of the many advertisements for English lessons to be found there. A young German coast guard officer tries his first turn at the radio and immediately hears the anguished announcement "Mayday! We are sinking!" Leaning into the microphone, most likely for the first time, the officer painstakingly inquires, "What are you sinking about?"

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