Norges musikkhøgskole Norwegian Academy of Music
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Music Criticism: At the Intersection Between Classical Music and Its Surrounding Public Sphere


Criticism of classical music has, following financial and structural challenges in the media industry, been marginalised in the Norwegian daily press over the last decades. This project will explore the reasons behind this crisis – by analysing the links between the reviews in the daily press and the public sphere surrounding it and how these links have developed. In which potential ways has music criticism drifted away from the democratic public sphere surrounding it, and what are the reasons?

Published: Sep 1, 2021 — Last updated: Sep 29, 2021