This is a well put-together article by Terry Teachout assessing the 21st century concerns of the direction of ‘classical’ music. I think people are waiting for the next great work or composer to change the direction of music in the 21st century–if we could all program now with combining the best of over 300 years without fear that we’d be reprimanded becuase it doesn’t stick with the norm, there’s a great wealth of music out there–and I’m waiting for a foundation or commissioning project that invites the creme-de la-creme movie score writers to start churning out symphonic works and concerti. The agency Gorfaine/Schwartz has the arsenal of composers–have many of them been commissioned to compose for the concert hall as of yet?

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