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Classical Notes: March 23, 2007 Archive

I Is for Inefficiency

Posted at 8:14 AM on March 23, 2007 by Rex Levang

From NewMusicBox.com comes this article, explaining why the performing arts are immune to those cost-cutting efficiencies that can be introduced into the production of automobiles, machine tools, and the like.

Inefficiency in the arts is also the subject of an old-but-good bit of musical humor, the one about the efficiency expert who went to a symphony concert. Available here.