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New Book Released About the Innovation of Live Classical Music
Arts budget cuts and a decline in attendance for classical concerts across the world create an urgent need for innovation. The publication 'Present!' is a testimony to the idea that brilliantly performed classical music and rapt audiences are also possible, often even more so, outside of conventional forums and formats. The book includes 40 known, but also lesser-known cases such as Nachtmusik (Radialsystem V), Swelter (Make Music New York), Mail from Mozart (Netherlands Wind Ensemble), Small Mass (Nivo and the Navigators), Night of the Unexpected (Paradiso), The Forty Part Motet (Janet Cardiff), Water Music (West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra) and Lecture Songs (B’Rock).
The author, Johan Idema, has extensive experience as an arts consultant. The foreword is written by the prolific cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht.
The publication (full-color, 200 pages) costs $34 including postage and can be previewed and ordered here: http://www.mcn.nl/en/present
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