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#beginquote# I would like to echo suzyq's last comment, the points you raise are important ones for anyone involved in music education. ""Unfortunately, the trends of composition in the middle and late 20th century contributed greatly to this problem""..and in the first half, as well..Stravinsky is a prime example of ""Sovietization"" and a sure-fire way to cure a kid of any attraction to Art music. Khachaturian's Piano Concerto In Db Major is another formless mess (although Sparatus is brilliant) "'Art"" music, suzyq, is what is called "'Classical"" in the popular press, ie: music not written just as an entertainment. I think that admission prices are a large part of the problem, but much of the blame can be sheeted to to parents..if there is no exposure to Art music in the home, the teachers job is twice as hard. It is not impossible, however. I have just come home from teaching the composition techniques of Saint Saens and Debussy to classrooms filled with Aboriginal and Pacific Islander kids whose musical tastes run to rap, and rap, and for a change, hip-hop, and Carnival Of The Animals held them enthralled:) Take me to your Lieder... #endquote#
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