Saturday, October 27, 2007
Researcher Daniel Levitin wants to know:
THE fall concert season has begun at music halls around the world, and audiences are again sitting in rapt attention with their hands folded quietly in their laps. Does anyone besides me find this odd? ... Most of us would be shocked if audience members at a symphony concert got out of their chairs and clapped their hands, whooped, hollered and danced — as people would at a Ludacris concert. But the reaction we have to Ludacris or U2 is closer to our true nature.
I don't know how Ludacris is (although I do know U2), but I think it might be fun to sing along with a Mozart symphony. Or how about Beethoven's Fifth? Da Da Da Daaaaah!
Read it all here.