[GLLUG] Am I over-reacting to this?
jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 21 17:10:47 UTC 2014
On 21 January 2014 15:31, Nix <nix at esperi.org.uk> wrote:
> On 21 Jan 2014, Alain Williams said:
> > On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 11:00:26PM +0000, Nix wrote:
> >> It's deader than classical music.)
> > What is wrong with classical music - many people listen to it a lot ?
> Yes, but look at the audiences. Average age 60+, half of them seem to be
> barely able to walk. The only people in their 20s and 30s are the
> performers and a few members of the audience who have classical
> musicians as relatives. That is not a good sign for long-term health :(
> NULL && (void)
So? A big chunk of the population will be over 60 quite soon, many of them
will have 7-10 years ahead of them still at work and then 10-15 years more
in a relatively healthy retirement.
People have been worried about the average age of audiences since I can
remember, I even remember the "dead music" moniker being uttered by a
"journalist", allegedly covering cultural matters, almost 30 years ago.
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