Letter: Anti-culture club

Click to follow
The Independent Online
There is one factor above all others which determines that atonal new classical music (no harmony, no melody, no key nor rhythm) reaches the public ear rather than new work by tonal classical composers: the almost total broadcast monopoly of new classical music possessed by Radio 3.

Imagine if there was only one publisher of new literary fiction in the entire country. That is the relation a composer has to Radio 3. In this realm, Radio 3 is an absolute totalitarian state. It is an utter anomaly in the multi-media age.