Saturday, September 27, 2014
Maestro, it's Alive!
Less than a year ago Mark Vanhoenacker wrote the explosive article Is Classical Music Dead? The title proposes a fair question, one that I have often thought about, but once you begin to read,it becomes increasingly apparent that in Mr. Vamhoenacker's mind,this is not a question, but a fact. He believes that if you look honestly at all the "grim facts" as he calls them, that classical music is dead. The opening image he selected of a Maestro conducting not an orchestra, but instead a gravestone also helps shine a spot light on his point of view. http://slate.me/KGF2SN http://nyr.kr/1nQ7Y6R