take me out to the concerto

January 8, 2008

So one factoid from the Charles Schulz bio:
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.

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