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Media > The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress
October 19th, 2018

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It’s time for classical music presenters to think outside the box

Media > When Did We Start Cheering For Music Encores?
October 5th, 2018

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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 [...] more >>

Media > Pianist calls for shorter classical shows to attract younger audiences
March 30th, 2018

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Pianist Stephen Hough has called for classical concerts to be overhauled to attract younger audiences.

Media > Of Dress Codes and Social Codes at the Opera
January 10th, 2018

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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 [...] more >>

Media > Nine Things That Should Change About Classical Music
November 18th, 2016

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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.

Media > The Mysterious Appeal of ‘Silent Music’
August 12th, 2016

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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’?

Media > So Nice, They Do It Twice
May 6th, 2015

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Calls of ‘Encore!’ Bring Surprise to Classical Music

Media > Does Booing at La Scala Ruin the Show?
February 4th, 2015

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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 [...] more >>