In the "Radio 3" introduction to last week's "Hear and Now" we are presented with the following bit of babble: "Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is the largest festival of its type in the UK, a truly international focus on the best in contemporary and new music."
The first question which at once arises in our mind is, "What about Cheltenham?" Is that not an altogether superior sort of locality?
And a second question is, "What is this claimed difference between 'contemporary' and 'new' music?" We are at a loss there and no distinction is evident.