Archive for May 31st, 2011

How not to trivialise

Surfing through the television channels recently – as one does – I caught a few minutes of the Classic Brit awards . Violinist Tasmin Little, having received the Critics’ Award, was delivering a rather passionate speech about the importance of what we commonly call “classical music”, and of the dangers of sidelining it, or of trivialising it. 

The very next “Classical Brit” award was something called “Artist of the Decade”. It went to boy band Il Divo.