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Re: Radio 3's 70th Birthday
I sympathise with you, Geoff, as I did in your Proms post on a similar theme (are you doing a series, I wonder!). We find a lot of the same stuff annoying, so much so that there are many times of the day when we'll switch to Classic FM, even though we can't stand the ads! That thing about pronunciation is all the funnier because still no one pronounces 'Bach' properly, let alone 'Mussorgsky' or 'Vengerov'!
But it's a sign of the times. Radio 3 is middle-class rather than elitist, and middle-class values are an inconsistent and frankly infuriating mixture of high-brow and vulgar (= Radio 3!). At least that's how we analyse it round our (working-class) dinner table!
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