Classical music interacting with the video game industry

By | November 14, 2017

This is an interesting article illustrating the diversity of classical music and its popularity in areas that you wouldn’t necessarily expect.

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music-theatre/2017/11/why-classical-purists-should-start-taking-video-game-music-seriously

Media reports that classical music is dying, however millions of people are listening to hours of contemporary classical music every week, often without being aware of it…How? They are listening whilst playing video games.

 

One of our Facebook followers made a very good point in stating that ‘the games should cite the works and composers prominently on their packaging. This might give the gamers incentive to look for other examples of music by the same composer if they enjoy what they are hearing.’

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