Is classical music for the posh and privileged?

Is there a misconception about classical music? It seems to me that the general public thinks that it’s old fashioned or enjoyed only by older, posh people.

I disagree. It’s been around a lot longer than many other genres of music. And its power to me is that it can signify a million and one different experiences and emotions depending on who you talk to, young  or old. My take is that music, especially classical music, is for anyone and everyone, no matter their age, race, social class, especially classical music.

Which brings me to Fiori’s performances.  Fiori often put the spotlight on young talent, whilst celebrating music with a long and treasured history.  They featured young soprano Grace Davidson, in her debut album –  singing Mozart Exsultate Jubilate and other delights, both familiar and rare little known gems.

The stunning Fawsley Lake. Photography courtesy of Julian Parfitt.
The stunning Fawsley Lake. Photography courtesy of Julian Parfitt.

You’ll be used to stunning Fiori performances in gorgeous locations.  And being Fiori, there’s always an opportunity to hear new talent, as well as to experience and discover pieces of music that maybe haven’t seen the light of day for several centuries!

Sounds like a plan to me!

Fiori Fan



Classical music is, at its heart, the music of the people — it’s just that the people in question were born in earlier times. So whether your interest is in plain chant, medieval polyphony, the Renaissance, tight syllabic composition of the late Tudor period, baroque or later music, it was ALL composed to mean something to ordinary people; and therefore, everyone has access to it. There are thousands of works out there on Youtube, by hundreds of classical composers — find one that’s new to you today, and start enjoying; then come and hear the music in a live performance!

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