Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Classical aghast ...

Terry Teachout thinks the classical musical concert as we know may be on the way out: Noises off. I rather hope not, though the unimaginative programming is a problem. So is the mediocrity of much contemporary classical music (well-orchestrated but themeless, meant to impress critics not please listeners). I would myself like to see more performances of works by composers I feel are neglected (Malcolm Arnold is one, Edmund Rubbra another, though there are plenty - Paul Creston, Walter Piston ... I'll stop).

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