Sunday, November 16, 2008
A global classical music community?
My site traffic analysis shows that the enforced closure of Dutch classical music webcaster Concertzender was the big music news story over the weekend. As American expatriate composer Vanessa Lann lamented, the station closure is 'very, very bad for Holland (and the rest of the international listening public)' and as Dutch blogger Rolf Otterhouse wrote, the internet broadcaster is 'an innovative and enthusiast team... with a passion for classical, contemporary, jazz and world music'. Despite this there has been little interest in the fate of Concertzender outside Europe, and, to date, I haven't seen one US music blog run the story. I wonder if the coverage would have been different had an American classical music station been axed?
Update 17/11 - Dutch Culture Minister halts Concertzender closure.
More music beyond borders here.
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