Private Frazer has commissioned a special version of Haydn’s symphony no. 45 (the ‘Farewell Symphony’) to mark the closing of Classic FM magazine.
The piece will be played entirely on bagpipes, which should ensure an audience almost as small as that for the magazine itself.
There will be no encores.
Is it a futher sign of continuing decline and ultimate fall of the mighty empire of print that History Today have pulled the plug on History Review, their monthly journal for history students and teachers?
As JFK said “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”
And how many magazines do we know that are trying to hold fast?