Long known to produce remarkable results for humans and other animal species, music therapy appears to have benefits for plant life as well.
Some of us know that classical music persuades, inspires, and consoles, but it seems that the masterpieces also convince the uninitiated.
Hearing piano playing by Maria João Pires is an experience that resembles no other, difficult to describe and not to be missed.
Audience members who have been annoyed due to the bad manners of others may believe the problem is worsening, but it is nothing new.
It is a subject debated with predictable regularity, for we still do not know the answer: will the symphony orchestra as we know it survive?