So, Are They Just Playing Beethoven And Mahler?

Scott Cantrell complains that the Dallas Symphony’s newly unveiled 2007-08 season deliberately ignores the late 20th century. And that’s not all: “Even earlier composers such as Bartók, Nielsen, Bohuslav Martinu and neoclassical-period Stravinsky have gotten short shrift here, not to mention the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Webern and Berg… One doesn’t want to belabor political correctness, but in a city that’s a gateway to and from Latin America, shouldn’t the DSO feel a little guilty about not programming a single composer from south of the Rio Grande? And can it really be going a whole season without a single work composed by a woman?”