Pulsecheck: Is Orchestral Music Still a Living Art Form in 2017? by Eric Lin

This interactive essay explores the 175-year performance history (as of 2017) of the New York Philharmonic, and takes a look at how some aspects of performances at the Phil have changed through the years. Are orchestras like the NY Phil still playing living composers? Were orchestras just cover bands now? Was there a point when they weren't cover bands?

There's also an accompanying explorable chart documenting the pieces of the most-performed composers in the Phil's history.

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