Why Beauty Matters


Roger Scruton, "Beauty and Desecration," in City Journal 19.2 (Spring 2009).

Roger Scruton on The Loss of Beauty (Dec 17, 2009). [scroll down to the section titled "The Loss of Beauty"]

Roger Scruton, "Beauty and its corruptions," excerpted from Beauty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

In a word: "Beauty is not Kitsch"

Beauty Short Beauty Und Music Aes Music

Roger Scruton on Music and Morality

Roger Scruton on Soul Music

Roger Scruton on The Post-Modern Ear:
"Towards the end of the 19th century, and in the wake of Wagner's achievement in Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal, the musical language which had been common property of Western composers since the Renaissance, underwent a crisis. What we now know as tonality, which is the system of keys and scales, and the harmonic progressions, which had been accepted by audiences since at least the end of the Middle Ages, entered a kind of flux."

Roger Scruton, The Space of Music (Reason Papers Vol. 34, no. 2)

A novella by Roger Scruton: A Dove Descending

An opera by Roger Scruton: Violet

Find more resources by visiting the Roger Scruton Bibliography maintained by C.S. Morrissey