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As any economist knows, it is a difficult and precarious task to try and predict the future. Usually, the best you can do is make clever, educated guesses. Here, at the risk of getting it all wrong, I will offer predictions for what might happen to classical radio in the future if it continues the way that it is now, as well as suggestions for what we can do to improve it. Before we go down this path, a review of the current state of classical radio is in order. Although it is not dead, it is certainly not very alive: the image of a dying animal in a rusted steel trap comes to mind. Programming on classical radio stations across America is for the most part, pleasantly vanilla flavored—at best. At worst, it is repetitive, boring and incredibly narrow in scope. The music selections these classical stations program seem to be drawn mostly from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. I do not have a scientific survey to back this up, but every time I turn on the radio during peak hours i. Bach, Handel, and Haydn.
Do you know what inspired Leonard Bernstein to become one of the greatest American composers of all time? Francisco J. Nunez created the acclaimed Young People's Chorus of New York City to bring children from all backgrounds together to make music.
Classical music fans have a wealth of opportunities to hear scores being played these days. Here is an international guide to the radio stations and aggregators that provide fans the best of the best. WQXR also offers two additional specialized stations: Q2, which focuses on music from living composers, and Operavore, which focuses on opera. Streaming Apps and Services Popular services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora offer users the ability to customize their own "stations" featuring classical music and for a subscription fee, access to millions of tracks to listen to on demand. Explore Classic Arts:.