"I hate 'classical' music" is how New Yorker music critic Alex Ross begins his most recent book Listen to This. Alex will be my guest on my new program All Ears this Saturday at 10 pm.
Alex and I are going to discuss the term "classical music" and talk about alternative terminology to describe the music. We'll also talk about the legacy of the lament and listen to examples of how that feeling has been expressed in music across time, cultures and genres.
What do you think: Is the term "classical" problematic? What would be better?