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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fine Art of Dicing

Today's Sydney Morning Herald has an opinion piece by one of the directors of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In it, he looks at the increasing trend of radio stations and CD-publishers of serving up musical works as individual movements. So called "Best of" CD's, and "Classic 100", and scraps of works played during the "Drive Hour", an attempt to win over a wider audience by cutting out the "boring" bits?

Greg tackles this populist argument, and as I've said before, I'm all for diversity, but when it becomes a race to the bottom, you know you're in trouble.

Read Greg's article here.