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    Decline in Classical music

    Pity I can't get into 'Officers Mess' to see what the topic says about perceived decline in classical music.

    Is it really a hard and fast rule to make 50 posts first.
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    I like the forum and don't particularly think that classical music is on the decline, which is great considering it is up against the incessant torrent of modern pop , which is usually the first genre of music that youngsters are introduced to, including me when I was a teeny bopper. Perhaps it is classical composers that are on the decline, and not the music so much. I may be wrong, but there is a wonderful choice of classical old and new to discover out there . I got into classical music just by being interested in playing/learning an instrument and listening to Beethoven, Mozart, then I explored more and more made more discoveries, and still not heard all I would like to hear. I love the baroque and renaissance era, but like Romantic too.
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    I was listening to this video the other day , by Ben Zander. He really sparked my enthusiasm all over again, with his brilliant talks. We need this in schools.




    https://www.ted.com/talks/benjamin_z...ce=tedcomshare
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    I'm outta here, going where there is discussion of Classical music! Deleting my bookmark so I won't be back.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    Pity I can't get into 'Officers Mess' to see what the topic says about perceived decline in classical music.

    Is it really a hard and fast rule to make 50 posts first.
    Yes, it is. But you've made it now :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    Pity I can't get into 'Officers Mess' to see what the topic says about perceived decline in classical music.

    Is it really a hard and fast rule to make 50 posts first.
    Yes, it is. But you've made it now :-)


    Back to the topic ...

    No, I don't think there is a decline in in Classical Music. Locally we have a plethora of classical concert venues and a classical concert almost every two weeks.

    Just attended one yesterday at my own church ... a Trio (violin, cello and piano) played works of Chopin and Dvorak.

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    That's good Krummhorn, Where I live the churches hold regular classical music concerts all year round. Do you think the acoustics are better in a Large Church or Hall? .

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