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Offline sevencircles

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In what country is classical music most popular?
« on: February 28, 2011, 04:25:17 PM »
Seems like classical music is increasing significantly in popularity in China.

I donīt know if classical artists belong to the most bestselling artists in China though

In what countries do they have the largest per capita sales and concert attendents of classical music?

In what country do they have the highest number of classical musicians per capita?

I couldnīt find anything when I did a websearch

Any guesses`?

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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 07:18:43 PM »
I would say classical music is most appreciated in Russia. Some would say that the romantic time period still exists in that country. Also music is part of that countries education and is considered an essential course.

As for classical attendance, Japan is beginning to appreciate the classics, so is South Korea and possibly china, but only the wealthier classes since they can afford it. We are seeing many great pianists coming out of these countries but they still have a long way to go before they challenge the Europeans for the title of best in the world.

As far as which country has the most classical musicians, my guess would be Russia since they appreciate this stuff the most, why not graduate the most.


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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 09:22:21 PM »
Below every YouTube video, there is a small button on the right. If you click on it, then you will see the statistics for the video, including the countries where it is viewed most frequently.

I have checked several videos and it seems to me that Japan should take the cake quite easily. I have read that their music education system is at a very high level and that it encourages people to become enthusiastic listeners, something which seems to be lacking in the Western World.

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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 04:52:04 AM »
Hmmm, I will have to go with England. It is really a personal veiw, but this is what I think. So many wonderful composers came from Europe, and looking back on the history of Classical music, it seems that it had a lot of Greek and European influences.

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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 09:00:28 AM »
For my channel, I have the following:

USA- 24.9%
UK- 13.7%
Turkey- 9.0%
Italy- 6.2%
Japan- 5.2%
France- 4.5%
Canada- 4.2%
Germany- 3.2%
Spain- 2.8%

Although you would have to compare those percentages to the number of youtube users from each country to correctly weigh them.  I tried to find stats for that but couldn't.  Sorry.  Can only reweigh them based on the countries' populations (rounded to the nearest million):

USA- 307,000,000
UK- 62,000,000
Turkey- 74,000,000
Italy- 60,000,000
Japan- 128,000,000
France- 63,000,000
Canada- 33,000,000
Germany- 82,000,000
Spain- 46,000,000

So.  Let's get some weighted figures.  I have a feeling that this method is going to understate the viewership of Spain, Italy and Turkey; by how much I don't know, but keep that in mind:

UK- 67.8
Canada- 39.1
Turkey- 37.3
Italy- 31.7
USA- 24.9
France- 21.9
Spain- 17.4
Japan- 12.5
Germany- 12.0

I looked it up and found out that only about 16% of households in Turkey have internet access (as opposed to 60% in the UK), so I have a feeling that the answer to this question may be, oddly enough, Turkey.  But based on my channel (which is contemporary classical, just to be clear), the UK wins pretty handily, which is what I would have expected (although I thought Germany and France would have had much stronger showings, particularly given the fact that the majority of the music I upload is French or German).

Also worth noting: people in China cannot access youtube, so I can't make any statement about them.  But based on *my* youtube channel, the UK wins, although I believe that Turkey is actually the answer, given the comparative lack of internet access.  If someone is really that interested, you guys might ask a few other people on youtube who upload classical music, preferably people with 2000+ subscribers.  And make sure to get channels in various languages, and that tend to upload different eras and concentrations (piano, for instance).  I can weigh for different languages based on population (and percentage of native-language-only speakers), percentage of households with internet, then reweigh for the total.  If you guys can get me the stats, I can do the math.  I doubt the figures would be particularly different, but it could be interesting.  Oddly enough, Russia scored incredibly low, only constituting 8 views in the past 30 days.  But then again, contemporary music is not very popular in Russia (at all), so a lot of that probably has to do with my channel in particular.

So, us Americans still have to deal with the Brits, but the next time some French or German internet snot tries to tell you how uncultured we are, you can always keep this in mind =P
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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 04:46:00 PM »
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I looked it up and found out that only about 16% of households in Turkey have internet access (as opposed to 60% in the UK), so I have a feeling that the answer to this question may be, oddly enough, Turkey.

Really surprising, many of the greatest classical musicians come from Israel though so I guess that classical music is really popular there, but Turkey! who could guess that?

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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 01:22:25 PM »
So, us Americans still have to deal with the Brits, but the next time some French or German internet snot tries to tell you how uncultured we are, you can always keep this in mind =P

did you upload your videos in english? or in french/german?

don't you think a native german classical music lover, would prefer to search a video
in their own language? most classical composers aren't native english speakers anyway.

so perhaps they're right on being more cultured than americans, I tried to search the
sheet music of wtc book 2 on imslp, and got nothing, then I searched with wtc's original
title in german, and got a ton of choices.

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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 01:34:57 PM »
I'm from china

Almost every middle class, or upper middle class family, that I know, owns a piano, parents in such families pretty much force their children to learn the piano, and perform pieces whenever there's relatives or friends visiting, to show off how smart, hardworking, and cultured their kids are, and thus proving they are awesome parents.

Kids study piano at what we called "Artistic Hobby Clubs", I had classes at clubs too, and it's normal to hear teachers yelling at young students, or young students crying to avoid playing.

Higher income families in china's major cities, also attend classical concerts often, they would bring their 3 year old kids, we would hear crying and yellings during symphonies, and after the concerts, every single audience member would go and an autographed recording/selfie with the performer, to prove to their friends they've been to such concerts, that they are not only rich but cultured people.

very few people in China appreciates classical music, it is instead viewed as something like a LV bag or Rolex watch, There're so many kids learning the piano it's crazy, for the sole purpose of showing off.

Also kids from rich families, if they're bad at school, they would pick to major in arts at colleges, which are very easy to get admitted in china, as long as one got money that is.

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Re: In what country is classical music most popular?
«Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 07:52:55 AM »
Really surprising, many of the greatest classical musicians come from Israel though so I guess that classical music is really popular there, but Turkey! who could guess that?

Really, Israel? By the time they were founded the good parts of the common practice period were long gone.
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