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The Musical Canon In this work an analytical look at changes in concert programming will be presented Data from Weber1 will be used to provide historical data roughly representing the years 1770 through 1870 Present day data is provided from the concert season 2000 to 2001 for two symphony orchestras 12 these orchestras are the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Since for the scope of this discussion only the 2000 2001 concert season was examined for 2 orchestras it must be noted that proper statistical discipline cannot apply much more data is required to form concrete conclusions However as will be apparent in this analysis the present data should prove consistent with trends today in classical music culture by comparison with the historical data In the present day data there are 13 pieces by composers born before 1800 played by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra TSO and a corresponding 20 by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra DSO It should be noted that choir pieces of composers are included in these counts For composers born before 1900 there were 57 pieces by the TSO and 66 by the DSO Figure 1 below illustrates this graphically Closer analysis of this data yielded Figure 2 which illustrates the spread of concert programming by composers birth for the 2001 season for the TSO and the DSO We find composers born between 1800 and 1900 account for approximately 60 percent of the pieces performed in the 2000 2001 season The use of items by composers born after 1900 varied between 10 and 15 percent for the DSO and the TSO respectively Only 5 percent of pieces by composers born after 1900 were by composers that are still alive today The data presented by Weber1 is illustrated in Figure 3 below In examining the data we find that works in the concert programs by living composers decrease while those by dead composers increase as time increases It is
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