More Reasons Why Classical Music Should Appeal to the Young
A recent study by Heriot-Watt University in Scotland suggests classical music listeners and heavy metal fans share vital character traits. According to the Daily Dispatch Online, Heavy Metal fans and Classical Music fans are the same across cultural lines in all aspects except age.
The study was looking for characteristics of music lovers and found that across cultural lines, lovers of a typical type of music tended to be similar. Professor Adrian North suggests heavy metal and classical fans are united by a shared "love of the grandiose", which means that a Metal fan is more likely to also listen to Mahler than to Garth Brooks.
The BBC goes more in-depth into the some of the research findings.