Get with the contemporary classical programme? We already have

By Tom Service [Guardian, 29 November 2010]
There’s already a healthy debate going on in response to Alex Ross’s article. Some of the comments agree with him that music has a particular problem, or suggest that John Cage et al really are the equivalent of the emperor’s new clothes; others – rightly, in my view – exhort the naysayers to “open your mind, experience the new, and you may find that you enjoy music a good deal more”.