On November 22 we'll celebrate the pluralism of CBC Radio 2 and its flagship classical program "Tempo".
A year ago, after 3 years of radio silence, and after an official complaint to CBC executive Mark Steinmetz, its producer played an extract of my first CD. They chose "Gnomus" from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Since then, nothing.
As we guessed when the New 2 was introduced, independent classical musicians in Canada are the first casualty of the classical music schedule shrinkage and between gate keeping and friendlies peddling, the rest of us will not be heard on the very radio our taxes sustain.
2 minutes 54 seconds of air time in 4 years and 3 CDs later! Ah, isn't that wonderful to feel the support of the public broadcaster to develop your career?
Thank you CBC Radio 2!