Classical Notes: Shorten concerts, says leading pianist

Lack of new audiences has become a critical issue

28th August, 2016
Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough, one of Britain’s leading pianists – and no stranger to these shores – says younger audiences could be attracted more to classical music if concerts were shortened and formal dress code for musicians dropped.

Hough, who has just performed in the BBC Proms series, says the lack of new audiences has become a critical issue that must be confronted immediately because of the financial dangers it presented to programmers and musicians...

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