Jann Pasler


On her book Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Cover Interview of July 02, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Music as an art links leisure and personal enjoyment with the social good.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Music and concert life helped people to negotiate the gap between political ideals and political realities.”

On the second:

“Learning critical judgment through making comparisons, distinguishing aesthetic differences, evaluating their meaning, and forming opinions, connects art to politics, active listening to active citizenship.”