My Wall Street Journal piece on In C, that is — about the triumphant Carnegie Hall anniversary celebration. Which I loved. But beyond that, I found myself getting wistful, wishing that the ’60s had changed the classical music mainstream. Doesn’t matter, in the long run. Change is coming anyway.
The 1960s didn’t do much for classical music in America, or at least they didn’t change the major concert halls. Musicians didn’t grow long hair, and the same familiar masterworks went on being played.
But outside the mainstream, a classical-music counterculture did develop…
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