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30 May 2006

Check the Numbers: Rumors of Classical Music's Demise Are Dead Wrong

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/arts/music/28kozi.html

By ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 28 May 2006]

EVERYONE has heard the requiems sung for classical music or at least the reports of its failing health: that its audience is graying, record sales have shriveled and the cost of live performance is rising as ticket sales decline. Music education has virtually disappeared from public schools. Classical programming has (all but) disappeared from television and radio. And 17 orchestras have closed in the last 20 years.

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