Boston's Arts Brahmins
August 1, 2007
may be wrong, but there seems to have always been a sort of Brahman character to
the Boston/Tanglewood new music scene Ė a priest class operating a rarified
cultural country club. To be fair, I
can hardly think of any place that isnít true in classical music, but there
On the other hand, judging from a photo I saw, it seems that about half of the student composer fellows are women Ė a very positive development in my view. Someone is to be commended for that.
as usual the emphasis seems to be coastal, with the largest number of the
included composers active in the Northeast.
Is there something about
Could one say that the Northeast does not necessarily draw the best composers, but rather the most careerist composers? Would it be fair to ask when will the heartlands have their own recognized musical establishment and thus get the coastal careerists off our backs?
Just a thought.