Ron Chaplin asks:
>Reading your reply made me wonder: How do you view the "general sweep
>of art music" and do you have "a favorable view of modern developments
>in classical music?"
Over the years I've made no secret of my extreme concern over where
classical music has gone stylistically over the past century or so,
or my general pessimism about the future.
Over the years, I've lost most of my enthusiasm for the debate....