Following the example of blogger Alex of Wellsung, we herewith reprint the text of our comment posted to the comments section of this post by Greg Sandow on his eponymous blog, Sandow. It's déjà vu all over again with this seemingly deathless issue that, by now, really ought to have died a well-deserved death. That notwithstanding, here, without further ado, the text of our comment.
A concert venue is not a mosh pit, Mr. Sandow, and a classical music concert is not a rock show. Your persistent attempts to concoct a no-distinction equivalency between the two is wrongheaded, perverse, and, quite frankly, redolent of attempts by unreconstructed relics of the Sixties to raise the level of the pop trash that was their mother's milk to the same level of respectability and status as the works of deathless genius that constitute the classical music concert repertoire. You really ought to cease and desist along these lines as it panders to the populist mentality that has made our present era so barren of understanding and appreciation of our immeasurably rich legacy of great art. Your repeated confusion of the creation of a genuine new audience for classical music with the immediate economic necessity of putting butts into concert venue seats is counterproductive vis-à-vis building genuine new audiences for classical music, and is no answer at all. ACD