September 22, 2016

Symphony orchestras rely on four composers

Slipped Disc

Singers’ agent Doug Schwalbe reveals that the leading North American orchestras are still desperately dependent on a tiny handful of dead white males.

Doug looks at performances by seven orchestras – NY Phil, LA Phil, Boston, San Fran, Toronto, Philadelphia and Dallas – since 2011.

He reports that Beethoven and Mozart accounted for over 15% of the 9,676 pieces performed.

That proportion rises to 24% when he adds Tchaikovsky and Brahms.

And you wonder why people have stopped going.- 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's largely because that's all the folks pulling the purse strings want to hear. No funding, no concert.