Fort Worth Symphony Strike

If you haven’t been keeping up, the Fort Worth Symphony musicians are on strike. Performances are cancelled until the strike is resolved. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, in a nutshell, the musicians took a pay cut Read More …

What’s Wrong with Classical Music?

From a paper by John Sloboda (pdf file): The traditions and forms of the academy are, despite what some apologists claim, inaccessible to most people. Their inaccessibility is of two sorts. First, they do not reflect to most people the Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 Is Classical Music Read More …

Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Is Classical Music Elitist?Continued from: Is Classical Music Elitist? Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 2 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 3 Is Classical Music Elitist? Part 4 I’ve been posting Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and DeathContinued from The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 1 and The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 2 Even after the experiment was over, Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and DeathContinued from The Cultures of Failure and Death, Part 1 : The more scientifically astute of you will have noticed that 18 mice is a Read More …

The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and Death

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Cultures of Failure and DeathAdmit it, you think I’m exaggerating this post title for effect. And yet . . . David Merrill, a high-school student from Nansemond River High Read More …