Have you got your camera ready?
If any further proof is needed that classical music has finally and completely lost its marbles it is this lavish resource on the official Elbphilharmonie concert hall website identifying the '11 best selfie spots in and around the Elbphilharmonie'. These best selfie spots include inside the auditorium - see below. The Elbphilharmonie asks 'Have you got your camera ready?' On An Overgrown Path asks what happened to the art of listening?
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Is this really what classical music needs to do to reach its coveted new audience? If so it's definitely time for me to move on.
Ostensibly one attends to hear great music brought to life by great musicians, a trip to the concert hall is now being marketed as another opportunity for the fungus of extreme self-obsession that grows from the poisonous spores emitted by social media.