New York violinist Philippe Quint headed out into his city to find out for himself—with fascinating, even horrifying, results.
The clip below [he says in his piece introducing the clip] has been called the saddest, most depressing and alarming video research on classical music, but I see it as an invitation to an open conversation and to looking at the situation with a different mindset — in part from the perception of the young people themselves. I also have received an array of letters thanking me for finally exposing what everyone has had on their mind for a long time.
“We need to confront the ignorance surrounding classical music,’ he says—“and fast!”
So here’s two questions for you:
- What music do you listen to?
- What about classical music?
- And if not, why not?