The Bad Reviews Are In (Aren’t They?)

When Greg Sandow wrote about the declining fortunes of classical music in last month’s NewMusicBox, he sparked a furious debate on the website. This month he’s back to address some of his readers’ comments. “When I talked about the decline and possible death of classical music, I was talking above all about classical music institutions. Classical radio stations are disappearing, classical record companies are in major trouble, media coverage of classical music is getting scarce (compared even to where it was 10 or 20 years ago). Will orchestras be next, along with opera companies, string quartets, and music schools?”