- The 1996 Christmas Music Lecture
- VE Day in Prague - The Churchill Music
- Article from THE MUSICAL TIMES
All quotations from Norman Lebrecht's book THE MAESTRO MYTH, subtitled Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power.
(ISBN 0-671-71018-4, published by Simon & Schuster Ltd.)
This book, and his latest book:
MANAGERS, MAESTROS & THE MURDER OF CLA$$ICAL MUSIC (ISBN 0.684.81681.4)
are essential reading for anyone trying to understand the causes of the world wide financial difficulties of orchestras and opera
The 1996 Christmas Lecture
By the Founder of The Churchill Society and the composer of THE CHURCHILL MUSIC Norman Harvey Rutherlyn.
The Battle for REAL Music.
"What relevance does a Music Department have to the Society?....................."
"............. 'music' is remorselessly played, down telephones, in lifts, airports and departmental stores, in the dentist's surgery, and often mindlessly drenched over every item on TV. It is all pervasive, inescapable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; so much so that we no longer listen we just 'hear' it subconsciously......................"
"....................are we - by doing this - putting at risk the inborn musicality of our children by subjecting them from before birth (for it has been proved that a foetus can listen to the outside world) and then; as they begin to grow - all day long to today's mass music cacophony? Is it not strange how good parents unthinkingly permit the publicists and merchants to degrade their children's inborn, superb aural selectivity?....................."
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