Pure unvarnished assertion. How do you know what anyone's motivations are for listening to classical music? You can only speak for yourself without projecting what may be your motives onto someone else. And PJ Harvey is still "a thing"?Strange Magic said:The longevity of CM is largely the staying power of its audience, attuned as they are to hearing the favored old familiar melodies over and over. That and the intellectual/social panache of being counted among the Best and Brightest People.