It’s challenging to define “classical music”. It’s complex music, written in many layers, which has its roots mostly in the Western world, spanning hundreds of years. It’s not jazz, folk or pop music.
I grew up listening to great composers such as Beethoven or Verdi. Living in the US, I discovered that most of my childhood friends never heard of such composers, or if they did, they couldn’t tell you what music they wrote. In grade school, we sang songs and were never taught classical music. It’s no surprise that attending symphony music concerts isn’t something young people do. There is a real concern about the future of classical music here.
Is it this way in other countries?
Do you see a decline in interest in this music?
Is it possible to re energize people about enjoying classical music? How?
How can we keep the classics alive?