Classical Traitor Ep. 2 – Dr. Marianna Ritchey: composing Capital

Credits: Patrick Johnson-Whitty & Marianna Ritchey

Dr. Marianna Ritchey, author of Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era, talks to Classical Traitor about the stifling lack of imagination in the classical music industry. The two discuss how well-meaning but naive liberal identity politics in classical music institutions are paving the way for a right wing backlash against social progress in those same institutions. References from the show are linked below:

Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era

The Role of Police in Gentrification

Comrade: An Essay on Political Belonging

Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World

Vienna Philharmonic and the Jewish musicians who perished under Hitler

Capital: A Critique of Political Economy