From film scores to tv commercials and video games to major sporting events, classical music is not only not dying, but rather it is booming. It is also spilling over into other musical genres, says presenter of Mornings on ABC Classic FM Martin Buzacott. “The guitar player from The National, Bryce Dessner, and people like that, they actually play in rock bands, but they are formally-trained classical musicians and they are writing now for classical music,” says Buzacott.
Thanks to YouTube and other online live streaming services, it has become easier than ever to watch a Philharmonic play live, should you ever want to.
Click to read more about classical music’s evolving role in the American entertainment culture, as well as the ways in which the genre suffers in what some call a “branding problem”.