A More Positive Image of Classical Music

For almost three years, I have done my best on this and other sites to inform people about classical music: what classical music is; the benefits of classical music; how to choose classical music teachers; what kinds of standards there Read More …

Classical Music and Elitism Again?

I’ve addressed this issue numerous times, and I’m surprised that the concept is still around, but evidently people think there is something elitist about classical music. Now the American Record Guide reprints an article from 13 years ago: A reprint 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 …

Abundance Thinking: A Scarcity in Classical Music?

I’ve been doing lots of thinking about what an ugly business classical music can be–backstabbing, competitive, and just plain nasty, and I realised that all of this can be traced to scarcity thinking. Formerly I knew there was a huge 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 …