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Classical music as "comfort food"

Posted at 4:52 PM on June 11, 2009 by Alison Young

Down in the dumps because the economy is down in the dumps? According to a recent piece by Bloomberg News critic Norman Lebrecht, recessions can actually be good for classical music.

Though he does point out things are rosier in other places than the US where falling endowments have caused many orchestras to slash their seasons and concert-goers are choosier when buying tickets.