AJ Blogs: Why Classical Music Should Survive

Greg Sandow likes classical music. But he acknowledges that this is not a wholly compelling reason for it to survive as an art form. “I don’t think classical music makes us smarter, or makes us better people. I don’t think it’s ‘better’ than other kinds of music… I don’t think classical music has any special claim to be considered art. In fact — as it’s practiced currently in America — I think it fails dramatically on one of the most important things that art ought to be about.” And yet, there are a few positive aspects of classical music left to cling to, and Greg would love to hear from anyone knows of more.