I just listened to a "Live" version of Shostakovich's Russian Waltz. Live meaning there was a huge crowd all claping and singing together with the main melody ! It's an amazing recording ! The whole feeling is so big and beautiful and it seems that each person singing ( The crowd-choir sounded huge btw ) poured a bit of their soul into it .
So i am thinking now why most people - Especially young people of the new generation- think that classical music is "Gay" music, or music to "sleep with" etc and prefer listening to anything else except it. Maybe because they imagine 200 old people sitting in a theatre silently and clapping at the end of each piece instead of fully living the experience as with all other kinds of popular music ( Pop, Rock , Tv music etc ) . Is classical and orchestral music hard to approach for the masses because of the way it is presented ? Everyone loves Fúr Elise for example, but would never go to a concert to hear Beethoven
What do you think ?