The words “Classical Music” start off wrong

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In his forthcoming new book, "Listen to This," music writer Alex Ross starts off by declaring that he hates "classical music." Not the thing but the name. It's a shocking statement, to be sure, but as a rallying cry, it's perfect, condemning how easy it is to cordon off an art form meant for everyone.

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2 comments for “The words “Classical Music” start off wrong

  1. September 24, 2010 at

    I agree with Alex. Hence the name of my site: KillingClassicalMusic.com

    BTW…I'm posting this story on my Best of the Web post today, and giving you a hat tip. Thanks for drawing my attention to this.

    Grant Charles Chaput
    KillingClassicalMusic.com

    • September 24, 2010 at

      Great. And thank you!

      I just linked to your site in my blog roll. Great stuff. I'll be checking in regularly.

      D

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