Classical Critics Survey
Some related links on classical criticism
and/or classical music
music: Why bother? A composer and Harvard
professor wonders whether his craft has been left
behind by a world with no patience for Great Art.
Music R.I.P.? A back and forth "e-mail duel"
between Sarah Vowell and Paul Festa in Salon.
Again?!!? The tricky art of making the classical
music canon sound new.
By Adam Baer in 'Slate.'
A Comeback for Classical Mus--Oops, never mind. By
Jim Kahn in 'Slate.'
Classical Music Dying? Journalism in a Minor Key,
by Jack Miles & Douglas McLennan in 'ArtsJournal.com.'
(Invaluable piece for links related to this theme.)
The Art of Critics and Criticism? A Seen
and Heard editorial. Sample: "A major
re-evaluation of music criticism is required if the
genre is to reclaim any of the prestige it once held.
This calls for a critical re-examination on behalf of
critics themselves, of the arts organisations which
allow them to practice their profession, and of the
readers and musicians who are the consumers of what we
Wish: Creative Music's Demise-Suicide or Homicide?
And Does It Matter? By Kyle Gann in the 'Voice.'
Classical music leaves
young cold. ("Classical music in Britain is in
danger of alienating an entire generation of young
fans who are put off by the formality, stuffiness and
'white, affluent' atmosphere of concert settings, a
report warned yesterday...") By Angelique Chrisafis in
What is the Comparison of Rock vs. Classical Music on the Growth of Florida Broadleaf Mustard Plants? By Sonia R. (An abstract.)