Monday, March 19, 2007

With Corporate Sponsors Unable To Undermine America's Incipient Classical Music Culture On Its Own, Classical WETA-FM Turns To Classical Music Lovers

No American classical music (as defined by Terry Moore at the WETA-FM Blog for Classical Music Lovers) on Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation's Capital, on Friday 3/16, Saturday 3/17, Sunday 3/18, or Monday 3/19.

Would Mr Dan DeVany, the Vice-President and General Manager of Classical WETA-FM, or Mr Jim Allison, the new Program Manager of Classical WETA-FM, like to explain why American citizens and residents should be supporting a classical music station, in the Nation’s Capital, which exhibits such an anti-American classical music bias?

American Classical Music Hall of Fame

Aaron Copland, 1990 - 1990. Proud to be an American Composer.

The Library of Congress American Memory Project: The Aaron Copland Collection.

Photo credit: Via With thanks.


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Blogger Garth Trinkl said...

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Blogger Garth Trinkl said...


Thank you for posting.

Could you please name the premieres of American operas that you have seen and reviewed in the past few years?

And could you please more precisely define "near-American operas"? While I would probably understand you if you considered Tan Dun's "The First Emperor" a near-American opera, since the composer has resided and taken (I believe) U.S. citizenship long ago; I have greater trouble considering Brian Ferneyhough "Shadowtime" a "near-American opera"; given that the composer is a British citizen who most identifies with Continental schools of musical composition (and just happens to be teaching at Stanford -- many leading American universities liking to hire "European" composers and theorists).

Obviously, you and Mr Jim Allison, formerly with WGMS and now with WETA, are comfortable working together.

If Mr Allison were more "civil" toward his own American musical culture; perhaps I would be more "polite" in my commenting on the WETA blogsite.

As for your suggestion that I publish an OpEd piece, I have published them, and letters, in the Washington Post and Washington Times before on musical matters; but will probably in the case of WETA-FM choose to write to the Board of Trustees.

Thank you again for posting.


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