"Thanks to period-music evangelists, breathtaking virtuosity, and millions of listeners, the art form remains vibrant." The City Journal on the relevance of classical music today. "We live in a golden age of classical music," writes Heather MacDonald. "Such an observation defies received wisdom, which seizes on every symphony budget deficit to herald classical music’s imminent demise. But this declinist perspective ignores the more significant reality of our time: never before has so much great music been available to so many people, performed at levels of artistry that would have astounded Berlioz and his peers."