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Subject: 'The Mania For Inclusion'
From: Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Genevieve Castle Room <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:54:40 -0500

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"The coming mania for inclusion will erode standards of merit and


"Music critic Alex Ross triggered outrage against the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra last week when he tweeted that
they had programmed no female composers in their 2018-2019 seasons. Never
mind that over most of music history, the greatest composers have been
male. At a time of diminishing classical music audiences, it is reckless to
wield identity politics against our most important and precious musical

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