the sad story is the topic on today's "Talk of the Nation" on NPR,
beginning NOW (noon, PST).
The classical music press has been holding a deathwatch for
decades. Why? Low ticket sales, crippling deficits and a slow
fade from radio may signal a waning interest in Bach, Beethoven
and the rest of the greats. Dana Gioia, chairman of the National
Endowment of the Arts, and American composer John Corigliano
talk about whether classical music is in crisis.
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