...then maybe the BigThinkers in this department would be interested in a new approach to music criticism I'm trying out: an "online appreciation" combining commentary with scores that play themselves as a cursor follow along (think "follow the bouncing ball").  The idea is to provide a window into music for the non-music reader.  You can see an example of how this works--a discussion of Bach--at http://whybach.crosstownbooks.com/chapter.html .