Tag Archive: Western Classical Music

Classical Music, Aging Audiences, and the Emerging Demographic Racial Gap

I had come across an old (May 17, 2007) New York Times piece by Sam Roberts yesterday while doing some searches for the Aging Audience of Classical Music issue. The piece, titled “New… Continue reading

Are Orchestra Musicians Replaceable?

Drew McManus pointed out a piece written by Michaela Boland which had some interesting quotes by Greg Sandow with whom I don’t necessarily agree on many points though he is one of the… Continue reading

Too Many Notes, too few orchestras

While reading the comments to a post by Drew McManus that I mentioned in my previous post, I came across a reference to a post that drew had written about the issue of… Continue reading

“…he has no European blood in his veins to make sense of our European repertoire…”

The quote in the title is from a comment made by a poster to a recent article in Slate about the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s current search for a new conductor now that maestro… Continue reading

“Eurocentrism? We Aren’t The World” by Jon Pareles

Can’t believe this was written over twenty years ago: http://www.nytimes.com/1989/04/23/arts/pop-view-eurocentrism-we-aren-t-the-world.html excerpt: What does this have to do with music? Plenty. Music, popular and classical, is a potent cultural symbol, one that arouses visceral… Continue reading

Charles Murray and “The Impossibility of Being Nonjudgmental” (part 1)

In Chapter 5, “Excellence and its Identification,” of Charles Murray’s book (Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950) the author writes in the section titled The… Continue reading

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