Anthony Robert Walter wrote:
>One thing that I like is this is a good idea: Advertise composers as
Well, the San Francisco Symphony did just that, they had (have?) a series
called the American Mavericks...or something like that.
>Also, one method I like to bring up is ease people into classical music.
>Start with some immediate gratifying classics such as Liszt Rhapsody #2,
>Beethoven Waldstein, and maybe some Chopin Preludes such as #4 is a good
>way to start. Gershwin is another option as well. And then move into
>some of other Liszt's and Beethoven's stuff, and other composers and
>eventually work to some modern classical stuff.
I don't know what classical music is likely to be immediately gratifying
with young people. I remember when I was a kid and Bernstein played the
Reveultas Sensemaya in a young people's concert. I still love that piece.
Liszt did nothing for me when I was a kid...perhaps except for one of
the Mephisto Waltzes.
I wonder if anyone has tried a survey of what classical music engages a
young person. Today in class I played the entire Harris Third Symphony.
The students seemed relatively engaged, but not as engaged when I played
Copland's Inscape. Go figure...