Sir Roger Scruton is the author of Understanding Music and The Aesthetics of Music as well as numerous bestselling books of philosophy, history, fiction and criticism. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple. He currently teaches an MA course in philosophy for the University of Buckingham.
Scruton fastidiously argues for tonality and expression as significant components of musical compositions in this enlightening academic work. * Publishers Weekly * This is as clear an argument for the value of Western classical music as one will find. Highly recommended. * Choice *