Flavorwire does some equal-opportunity cheerleading for ten of the lady composers who charted on WQXR’s crowd-sourced 100 Composers Under 40 list. Words like “innovators” and “fascinating” are thrown around and no one utters a peep lamenting the lost composerly skills of Beethoven.
There are sample tracks, videos, and attractive head shots scattered all over the internet related to this story. Could this democratic recommendation list represent the tipping point/spring board to a broader public the industry has been hunting for all this time? In a networked world, was a virtual recommendation from a collection of music fans what it took to demystify contemporary classical music and introduce it around to new and curious ears?
[via my Google reader pal/life co-conspirator brian]