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    Default Covid Lockdowns Reportedly Inspiring More Classical Music Streaming!

    Classic FM reports research showing that Classical Music is gaining listeners during the pandemic.

    https://www.classicfm.com/music-news...RCTw2wETVYbXqg
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    It's nice to hear this. A lot of it may be people listening to things called e.g. "Calming classical for sleepytime", but I guess that's better than nothing.

    On the whole I think the internet has been a good thing for promoting interest in classical music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caryatid View Post
    It's nice to hear this. A lot of it may be people listening to things called e.g. "Calming classical for sleepytime", but I guess that's better than nothing.

    On the whole I think the internet has been a good thing for promoting interest in classical music.
    I sure hope it is - there's a mentality out there that "everything is on the Internet," and that assuredly works against sales of recordings.
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    There are now a few classical streamers on Twitch now if you want to check out a livestream.

    You can search up the following Twitch Classical Streamers

    4StringMusic (violin)
    TheViolinHabit (violin/viola)
    Suikunkun (piano)
    TheComplements (piano)

    There are a ton of instrumentalists that play other genres, but these are the couple that I have seen play classical.

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    Several months ago, Wigmore Hall had a series of live streams on youtube. Did anyone catch them? I saw a couple greats: 1) Schubert's Winterreise with Mitsuko Uchida (can't remember who the male singer was), and 2) Angela Hewitt playing Bach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGilleoin View Post
    There are now a few classical streamers on Twitch now if you want to check out a livestream.

    You can search up the following Twitch Classical Streamers

    4StringMusic (violin)
    TheViolinHabit (violin/viola)
    Suikunkun (piano)
    TheComplements (piano)

    There are a ton of instrumentalists that play other genres, but these are the couple that I have seen play classical.
    Thanks for sharing, and welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sctraffic2 View Post
    Classical music gives a lot of comfort when listening in solitude and it was relaxing when listening to the solitude during the lockdown.
    Yeah, I can't imagine listening to Rap or Metal or whatever while seeking solace in the solitude. Perhaps that's one of the upshots of the lockdown: people learning the real power of Classical Music.

    There's also some great YouTubers who I'm sure are helping to fuel the interest. Like Inside The Score.


    I also really like Living the Classical Life where great performers are interviewed and discuss candidly their lives and music.



    PS -- Makes me think of the chess boom that's also happening. Suddenly pushing pawns has become cool.
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    Streaming isn't at all lucrative for the artists whether classical or contemporary.. It might help them tick over at most but for many they only really earn on ticket sales .
    Beyond the point of keeping it financially sustainable to continue producing and gigging / performing I don't really care if more people listen to my sort of music or take up my hobbies

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