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30.12.05

Shh! You'll Trip Lebrecht's Wire!

An article (Poll reveals classical ignorance, December 30) from BBC News today has the goods on the British and their knowledge of classical music. Puccini composed The Marriage of Figaro? Elgar was not English? So said those polled about classical music by Sky Digital's ArtsWorld. Fortunately, two of three of those polled thought that classical music should be taught in British schools. Judging from the polling data, I think that is a must, yes.

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