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Classical Notes: August 7, 2009 Archive

Music soothes during tough times

Posted at 9:45 AM on August 7, 2009 by Alison Young
Filed under: In the media

Orchestras left and right are cutting budgets, slashing wages, reducing pension contributions and putting the freeze on hiring, when all the while more and more people are listening to classical music.

At least in England. Their radio stations Classic FM and BBC Radio 3 have both benefited from stressed-out audiences turning to the soothing sounds of music as respite from the pressures of this recession.