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Is Classical Music Broken?

Discussion in 'General' started by pianoman342, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. pianoman342

    pianoman342 Member Piano Society Artist

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    One of my facebook friends just posted an article from NPR, titled:

    "How Do We Fix Classical Music?"

    This seems to assume that Classical Music is "broken." Is it broken, or is it that people don't appreciate it enough?

    There were many replies. Some commented on whether the reason ppl aren't buying tickets to see symphonies play is because the sorry state of the economy, others pointed to the fact that ppl are too busy listening to 3 minute pop songs and that these same ppl don't have enough music education that would allow them to like art music.

    Here is the link:

     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    First of all, they should get the piano off that sandbar! :evil: :)
     
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    I don't think it is broken. The incredible wealth of music available these days, e.g. on YT, makes me think we live in great times for classical music - even if orchestras are being budgeted away in spades (which IS a thing to worry about).
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Krystian Zimerman doesn't agree. :wink:

    But I agree that I don't think classical music is broken. There are plenty of classical concerts happening around by where I live and they are all well-attended.
     
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    I don't think it's broken either, though it's definitely a niche interest. What may be changing is how it is disseminated. The music industry's surely in trouble, but there is vastly more music readily available than even ten years ago.
     
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    I was singing at my Barbershop chapter meeting and our director Dave Jacobs told us about an interesting TED lecture about classical music. It's very insightful and features Mozart and Chopin. To be honest I think he butchers the Chopin :lol: , but he makes some great points about the piece and classical music:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html
     
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    Thanks, Riley, that was interesting! :)
     

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