Sunday, August 19, 2007

There's no such thing as the music audience


There's no such thing as 'the music audience'. They like the organ, or they like chamber music, or they like symphony concerts, or they like opera, or the nineteenth century, or new music. But they don't like each other. There is a mass of different audiences. So any (radio) schedule you put together is going to displease more people than it pleases. - said former BBC Proms director and BBC Radio 3 controller John Drummond.

Will a 'long tail' of Bach orchestrated by Webern and au naturelle, and Boulez displease more people than it pleases? Listen here at 5.00pm British Summer Time this afternoon (August 19). And now read John Drummond describing how Simon Rattle, literally, revived a great contemporary composer.
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2 comments:

Pliable said...

Nice to see the long tail of radio
linked from Washington DC.

Pliable said...

Email received:

I'm in agreement w/ John Drummond. Refreshing, says I.

Best, Marc Geelhoed

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