The Awfulness of Classical Music

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The way people listen to classical music has changed since the mass introduction of LPs and CDs, maybe the concert experience has to offer something more, maybe (for some) it needs to be less about the music and more about entertainment. I saw a student string quartet perform in the Suk hall in Prague many years ago, a large hall with about 20 people in it. If they'd have rented a pub in the centre and played there it may have been full with curious tourists who could have enjoyed a drink, chatted, walked in and out and enjoyed themselves (silence - no chance). Horses for courses maybe, diversify a bit.


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