"I have always believed that private philanthropy is a more reliable way of ensuring quality, too, than the state is; it cannot be a coincidence that the era of private patrons in music produced people like Bach, Mozart and Wagner, whereas the mixture of art and welfarism has created a generation of mediocrities who will wait centuries for acclaim and still be disappointed."You can read the whole article here.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Simon Heffer Makes a Good Point about State Funded Music
From Simon Heffer's column in the Telegraph: