While some classical music organizations are moving boldly into the future (I wonder how many of these guys will be in the audience?), elsewhere the conversation is going less well. But, as per usual, don’t bow your head down too low just yet; there are plenty of counter-volleys.
- for the economic take, try Matthew Guerrieri
- for the historical take, try Alex at Wellsung
- for the mid-life sociological take, try Steve Crandall
- for the populist take, try Gramophone
Also bolstering the cause (what was the cause again?) Beethoven is actually more popular than Elvis (accounting for duration and inflation). The violin is holding its own in the face of all those electric guitars, as well.
If this is all feeling a little too much like a lit. survey class, amuse yourself with more usual FI fare: a song about men with earrings and an imaginary conversation delving into how you kiss and make up with a temperamental conductor.
Also, the gossiper got a dose of her own this week. Thanks, guys.