Friday, June 22, 2007

The Case for Classical Music, Old and New

as made by Peter Maxwell Davies (via Elaine Fine).

2 comments:

Guido said...

Hi. I've got to defend myself again against ignorant remarks on cello chat. Getting so sick of that place. Anyway...


I was just wondering if you remembered reading some quotations from news articles accross the twentieth century from american newspapers saying that classical music was just about to die. I seem to remember reading it either on your blog, or a lnk from your blog (possibly Greg Sandow?), but I can't remember now, nor can I find it. Do you have any idea what I'm on about? Perhaps I didn't read it here! Sorry to be so vague, but just wondering if you could help.

Eric Edberg said...

I thinnk that may have been on Alex Ross's site, www.therestisnoise.com. Alex is one of those who thinks some of the rest of us are wringing our hands too much.

BTW, I decided to stay clear of the Cell Chat contorversial threads, so you may notice I didn't post anything in the one that started with the Isserlis review and moved to national schools of playing. Much nicer this way--hope I keep it up.