17 April, 2007

Play it again, Max

The debate about the Classic FM countdown in the Guardian has led me to this very interesting speech by Peter Maxwell Davies about the way that classical music is perceived as inherently élitist. A wonderful defence of sixties democratic values in cultural education and the power of serious music.

Classical music is a most excellent way of making clear and meaningful to our human understanding our instinctive perceptions about the nature of time, and possibly, it gives us intimations of eternity.

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