|May a Million Musicians Bloom|
|Written by Sherry|
|Tuesday, 03 April 2007 06:42|
According to a New York Time series that begins this morning, China is the future of the classical music.
While the west is losing its enthusiasm for classical music ("Sales for a top-selling classical recording in the West number merely in the thousands instead of the tens of thousands 25 years ago." and symphanies struggle to fill their halls, western classical music is a hit in China. With 30 million piano students and 10 million violin students, China now dominates world production of pianos, violins, and guitars. As is often the case, the article includes a nice audio slide show.
So next time you shop for that violin, check the label.