Sebuah perumpamaan menghibur namun sebenarnya eksis di komunitas pencinta musik di mana saja. Tulisan ini adalah dari konduktor Bill Eddins di blog Sticks and Drones.
With a heavy sigh I report a sighting of that creature that we had all hoped had died out – the Convince-sualist. These are the people who believe that Classical Music is Sacred. Our Music is obviously Superior to yours, and you need to come to the Orchestra to be Convinced of our Superiority. As so, there should be No Talking Ever at an Orchestra Concert as it disturbs the Holy Concert. Clapping between Movements is strictly VERBOTEN! At no point should an Orchestra stoop to the level of the poor audience and actually Entertain them – Mahler Forbid – but we should Convince them of our Artistic Brilliance and the Genius which is the One True Music. If we would just play MasterWorks at every Worship … uhh…… I mean Concert, and never ever EVER play anything that is remotely identifiable as having been influenced by those lesser noises (I even shudder to mention the word Jazz or, Mahler Forbid, Pops), then the Great Unwashed Heathen will flock ….. FLOCK I SAY!!! ……… to our doors and bow themselves down before The Brilliance which is our Sonic History.
Ia mencoba menelaah lewat pengalaman pribadinya seberapa jauh musik klasik telah didewakan dan dianggap sebagai musik paling baik yang cenderung malah mengasingkan musik itu sendiri dari kehidupan masyarakat. Lihat selengkapnya di sini.