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“Lovely to the Ears”

A visit with Eva Szekely , Professor, School of Music

By Sean Powers
Published: - Topics: poetry violin Hungary Esterhàzy Quartet students

Evolution of Classical Music

Topics: poetry rock music

Szekely explains that classical music is not as popular in the twenty-first century as in previous times because it is erroneously perceived to be elitist. Classical music since the mid-1800s was intended for and much appreciated by the masses, when musicians had rock star status. It is Szekely’s mission to keep the classical genres developing by enhancing the repertoire and exposing new generations of music lovers to its unique magic.