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The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress
It’s time for classical music presenters to think outside the box
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When Did We Start Cheering For Music Encores?
When you’re at a concert, classical or otherwise, you might feel that an encore is a given — even if the music was OK at best. When the musician or conductor leaves the podium, you’ll start to bang your palms
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Pianist calls for shorter classical shows to attract younger audiences
Pianist Stephen Hough has called for classical concerts to be overhauled to attract younger audiences.
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Of Dress Codes and Social Codes at the Opera
At Teatro alla Scala in elegant Milan there is a “notice for the public” posted in Italian and English that says, “The public is kindly requested to dress in keeping with the decorum of the Theatre, out of respect for
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Nine Things That Should Change About Classical Music
Two years ago a respected scientist and artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic was thrown out of a concert for attempting to crowd-surf. The show was part of an “accessible and informal” classical music concert.
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The Mysterious Appeal of ‘Silent Music’
From John Cage to Korn, musicians have long composed pieces with no sound. Is it a high-brow joke, an exercise in mindfulness – or a severe case of the ‘emperor’s new clothes’?
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So Nice, They Do It Twice
Calls of ‘Encore!’ Bring Surprise to Classical Music
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Does Booing at La Scala Ruin the Show?
The news arrived a couple of days ago that Roberto Alagna, the Parisian tenor of Sicilian origin, has decided not to return to La Scala this November as Massenet’s Werther after an eight-year absence. The reason: he did not want
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