It Hasn’t Always Been This Way
Most people are aware that this clockwork routine—reassuringly dependable or drearily predictable, depending on whom you ask—is of recent origin, and that before 1900 concerts assumed a quite different form. It’s always a shock, though, to confront the difference in all its particulars.
great article in the New Yorker! Something to think about in terms of theater, music, everything – the way we experience art changes with some frequency….