Classical music (i.e. Haydn, Mozart) seemed to be aimed at the aristocracy and people with money. Only the super-rich it seems had court composers in their employ.
Nowardays it seems classical music is still a pirsuit of the the well-off. Why is this?
Might it be that educated composers just can't see eye to eye with the great unwashed?
Do we want the great unwashed to listen to classical music?
What was pop music like in Mozart's day?
Was classical music ever universally popular?
Will classical music ever be popular?
Should classical music be popular?
What are the social ideals that classical music promotes?
I do not have strong views about these subjects because I merely enjoy the listening and study of classical music. Perhaps classical music isn't popular because you have to know a bit about it to enjoy it. Who knows?!