The Problem with ‘Genius’

Here’s the latest ‘Cult of Musicology’ video:

There is a persistent use of the word ‘genius’ in classical music (be it the popular press, in reviews, programme notes/liner notes, radio, etc). In this video, I examine why this is not necessarily helpful.

Video is based on five years teaching on this topic, with numerous academic sources to back it up.

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