Down the tubas: music is dying in our schools
Richard Morrison [Times Online, 25 Feb 05]
Serious music is under threat because it isn’t taught, concertgoers are conservative and talented new composers ignored
EXACTLY 100 years ago Sir Edward Elgar delivered his first lecture at the University of Birmingham, where he had been persuaded to become the professor of music. With the Enigma Variations and Pomp and Circumstance Marches being played everywhere, the 47-year-old composer was at the pinnacle of his fame and creative powers. So anything he said was bound to resonate.
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