18. September 2008 · Comments Off on The Divide · Categories: Links, News

When she first started these concerts, she found it difficult to concentrate because of children crying in the audience. But she says she does not resort to playing children’s songs or popular themes from animated films to keep the kids’ attention. She plays only classical music, saying it sounds best and is loved all over the world.

“I want children to listen to real music when they are at such a sensitive age,” she said.

I appreciate what this woman is doing; concerts for infants and mothers (why not fathers too?) seems like a cool thing to do. I guess. But calling classical music “real music” just adds to the divide that we are often accused of creating.

The article and the performances are in Japan, so perhaps it’s just a language issue in the translation. I hope so.

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