The lead reviewer for the New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, urged that orchestra auditions no longer take place behind a screen, in order to address the “appalling racial imbalance” in orchestral ranks. Currently, musicians’ identities are concealed by a screen through most, if not all, stages of an orchestral audition to prevent favoritism or bias (a process known as a “blind audition”). But colorblindness is now regarded as discriminatory, since it favors merit over race.She details a lot of crazy allegations that the music itself is racist.
Thursday, February 02, 2023
Classical Music’s Suicide Pact
Heather Mac Donald writes that wokeness is ruining classical music, just like the rest of civilization:
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I was told years ago that the best jazz musicians aren't black. I was a bit surprised, but got over it quickly. Skill is wherever you find it, regardless of skin color.
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