The Asian approach to classical music mirrors their approach to the pandemic generally. Most Asian governments are more authoritarian than those in the West and the continent learned how to deal with coronavirus epidemics the hard way with SARS in 2002-2004. All the countries I spoke to have clamped down hard on personal freedoms and been quick to impose test and trace regimes. Mask-wearing is the norm in Asia. Full story.
David Karlin (Bachtrack) / November 2, 2020