Don’t blame experiment for “killing classical music”

This article from Ireland actually made me laugh out loud:  Click here. (And do read the lot. Even if you disagree with me, it will get your brain moving.) Our regular readers have seen me respond to other examples of the “classical is dead” harangue, particularly the ongoing diatribes that are so often rooted in … Read more

Not dead yet

Slate, as it often does, started a small firestorm in the online world, with Tuesday’s headline: “Classical music in America is dead.” The author, Mark Vanhoenacker, makes his rambling argument with a pile of statistics, unsupported generalizations about orchestra health, his own riffs on the observations of one respected classical blogger, plus a bizarre array … Read more

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