It’s sometimes frustrating to try to imagine listening to Classical music for the first time.
Most of us either grew up with it, or developed an obsession after hearing those first few notes, so the ideas of concert-going traditions are just something we do. Not something we ponder.
Well, maybe we should! Why on Earth don’t we clap between movements? Why can’t we show approval in real time?
Isn’t that how concerts always were? Maybe not…