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27 November 2005

Sunday 27 November 2005 17:45-18:30 (Radio 3)

On lebrecht live this month the issue is defeatism Why are we downhearted in the arts? Why so defensive? Depressed by the endless fight for sufficient funding, the decline of public education and the idiocy of mass media, the arts are withdrawing into a stockade, engaged in the management of decline. 'To hold what we have' is the last line of defence. But are things really so bad? Isn't it possible that the tide has turned, that new media are creating a new audience, that arts are on the threshold of a renaissance? Leading players will give their views on lebrecht.live. Send yours to lebrecht.live@bbc.co.uk or call in from 1630 on Sunday on 08700 100 444.

Listen in to Radio 3 at 1745 on Sunday November 27

Duration:

45 minutes




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