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  •  They have, but partly because outside of (7+ / 0-)

    a couple of dozen orchestras and opera companies, everything you hear on the radio that's "classical" is recorded, and recorded MANY years ago.

    Now I can tell you this: if you have a lot of skill, you can do what I do, which is conduct, compose and play for a modest but very rewarding living in the classical world while avoiding Academia beyond your training.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 11:23:12 AM PDT

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    •  I was referring to some of the shows (6+ / 0-)

      on the station that is all about featuring the young people and their talent.
        I agree they all play the usual suspects. The Mozart lunch time kinds of things.
        But when you listen to some of the individual. The soloist on guitar and violin, and piano, you can tell they are young and fresh and influenced as much by Miles Davis and the Beatles as with anything else.
        Joshua Bell to me sounds very rocky and bluesy. If you've ever seen The Red Violin the solo that the Byronesque rock star plays could have easily been composed be Yngwie, or Vai.
        I've heard some orchestras doing Radiohead, and Zeppelin as well.
        I've heard that they are doing a movie about Paganini due to come out this year. Hove you or anybody else here heard anything about that?
        They chose a German guy to play Paganini going for talent rather then looks. I can't help but think if they really tried they could find an Italian violinist that had the chops. He doesn't have to compose the pieces, just play them.

      "Too much. There's too much fucking perspective now." David St. Hubbins

      by nellgwen on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 11:48:29 AM PDT

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