I wanted to thank Proper Discord for writing this. I was surprised that this topic was brought up AGAIN. In my opinion, from what I see, classical music is doing better than before-its just changing. Im also glad he linked to this site.
Your Slate article “Requiem: Classical music in America is dead” is poorly-researched, badly argued, and, well, wrong. There’s so much crap in it, the only way I can think to deal with it is line-by-line, so here we go:
When it comes to classical music and American culture, the fat lady hasn’t just sung. Brünnhilde has packed her bags and moved to Boca Raton.
From the outset you’re not saying it’s dying. You’re saying its done. Finished. We’re two sentences in and I can tell you, you’re not going to win this thing.
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