in THE INDISPENSABLE COMPOSERS, Tommasini offers his own personal guide to the canon-and what greatness really means in classical music. What does it mean to be canonical now? Who gets to say? And do we have enough perspective on the 20th century to even begin assessing it? Tommasini shares impressions from performances he has heard or given, or moments when his own biography proves revealing. As he argues for his particular pantheon of indispensable composers, Anthony Tommasini provides a masterclass in what to listen for and how to understand what music does to us.