OPINION: Muddled orchestration in RNZ's Concert Radio pitch

By David Cohen | Tue, 11 Feb 2020


Not many people bought the first Velvet Underground album, but everyone who did went out and started a band. Or so the old line has it.Not that many people have been listening to Concert FM in recent times, either, but everyone who has seems to be making a beeline for the nearest rooftop to make an orchestral song and dance over the “breathtakingly stupid” (one of the kinder descriptions) decision to hit the mute button on its most elite broadcasting service.As anybody who hasn’t spent the past week living in a chamber recital hall now knows, t...