David P. Goldman on Jewish Notions of Beauty

David P. Goldman, the Spengler columnist for Asia Times Online, writes in Tablet Magazine on why Christian classical music appeals to Jews:

Music criticism has a two-fold task in a Jewish context. One issue is the technical competence and interpretative validity of performance, or the quality of new composition. But a more important issue is the spiritual purpose toward which music is made.

You can read the whole article at Tablet’s website.