So one factoid from the Charles Schulz bio:
January 8, 2008
Classical music was attracting so many new aficionados that by 1955 some 35 million people would attend musical performances--more than twice that year's ticket buyers to major league baseball games.That seems amazing to me! I wonder if it has to do with aspirational feel of the times, or what.
But even now I have to deal with the reality that I only dig classical when it's fast.