NPR Article: Christopher O’Riley And The Art Of Listening
NPR’s classical music blog “Deceptive Cadence” recently published an interesting article by From the Top host Christopher O’Riley about the changing landscape of classical music.
Here’s a quick excerpt:
In its present state, classical music in the American cultural landscape seems to be ever more marginalized. I propose that getting more people to listen is a matter of those of us involved in the performance and presentation of classical music doing more listening ourselves. We should be putting our ears right to the rails of technology, societal attitudes, professional responsibilities and communal conscience. We in the classical industry are listening neither wisely (nor widely), nor too well.