Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
Unfortunately, there is a lot of Classical not for the “unwashed masses”, including pre-20th century. Most of those around me don’t like Classical, even when I exposed more accesible Clasical music to them, and definitely no modern. They just prefer pop. I know some who have finished music lessons and basic theory that still go back to sappy pop instead of even classic rock, pop, blues, etc. My Claasical radio station plays more pop/ classical crossovers than Mahler, Wagner, Bruckner, Brahms. Definitely no modern except the most catchy and tuneful, like Kachaturian Sabre Dance.
The 'unwashed masses' was a purposely exaggerated reference to the general public and those with an 'untrained ear' to use your words.