I'll take up a couple of points I've raised here before:
- No one who thinks classical music is dying has yet taken up the meaning of a point Alex Ross made quite some time ago: where NYC had 1 new music ensemble in the 1960s, it now has about 50 (FIFTY), all of which are listed on his blog.
- Is anyone willing to define just what it would mean for classical music to die? We've heard plenty of convincing information from Greg Sandow about the aging audience for orchestral music and from Norman Norman Lebrecht about the dying major record labels. Both confuse a particular type of institution with classical music itself. I want someone to tell me how I'll know that classical music is dead.