Classical music needs to grow listeners not audiences

FROM OVERGROWN PATH: CLASSICAL MUSIC NEEDS TO GROW LISTENERS NOT AUDIENCES.  “With a piano in most homes, music education used to be about teaching people how to play an instrument. Now with classical music available to everyone via the internet, the focus should have shifted to teaching people how to listen. But it hasn’t. In fact it has shifted the other way, to embrace the doctrine preached by Roger Wright at the BBC and Mathieu Gallet at Radio France of increasing availability at the expense of understanding. Which is foolish. Because audience data has shown time and time again that the key to the future of classical music is not changing the way it is presented – it is changing the way people listen.”

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