I just discovered that Greg Sandow is writing a book online on a subject I am much interested in: The Future of Classical Music.
This gives me an opportunity to air one of my favorite ideas. When people think of classical music, they tend to think of large forms -- symphonies, concertos, tone poems. But a vast quantity of classical music is as short as any popular song. And I have long thought that a radio station that specialized in broadcasting only those shorter pieces might surprise people by its success. I think that quite a few people might prefer to drive to work while listening to Couperin or Praetorius or Grainger or Lou Harrison than Howard Stern or Aerosmith (bear in mind, I have myself seen Aerosmith in concert -- Stern I can do without).