Kent Nagano, who is musical director of the Bavarian State Opera, told the Kurier that classical music has “gone so quickly in a generation,” and that it is “in danger of losing its social significance.”
“Today you can make classical music accessible to all thanks to new technologies. And yet there is a problem in communication.”
Nagano also voiced concern that modern generations see classical music as “something that belongs to the past,” and that lack of music education in Western curricula may be to blame.
Do you agree with Kent Nagano’s comments?