Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Classical Music's Ten Dirtiest Secrets

Yes, some classical music is boring, some is repetitive, some is just plain bad. One writer takes a stab at honesty:
What on earth are we all afraid of? That the public may decide that Vivaldi really did write the same concerto 600 times?

...I propose a radical new idea: Tell the truth! Stop insisting that the classics consist of an unbroken chain of perfect masterpieces of equal worth, and let people compare, judge, and even (gasp!) dislike some of them.

Read the whole thing.

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