William Bigelow, "The Real Reason for the Death of Classical Music" (Breitbart, October 25, 2015).
Mark Twain is reported to have said "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." I also think this applies to classical music; and even if the reasons may differ considerably, I wonder whether, like the Church, classical music will not simply endure.
It is a fact, nevertheless, that as the Church seems to be imploding, the constituency supporting classical music also seems to be rapidly eroding. Perhaps in some ways the two are not entirely unrelated. Both rely upon tradition. Both are "counter-cultural" in "swimming upstream" against the prevailing currents of contemporary popular culture.
The essay here is worth a read. See what you think.
[Hat tip to D.H.]