‘What’s wrong with the classical concert experience in the 21st century?’

“Because we live in a culture…… where visual stimuli are in the ascendant, sometimes at the cost of sound. Sound is no longer enough…… that music is a worthy pursuit in and of itself is…..being casually dismissed. Classical music now must aspire to offer spectacle – whether a particular piece can take it or not.

Philip Clark writes in Gramophone magazine.



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