Andreas Wagener http://wrti.org en At Classical Concerts: A Whole Lot Of Coughing Going On! http://wrti.org/post/classical-concerts-whole-lot-coughing-going-0 <p></p><p>Why do people cough during classical music concerts?&nbsp; Is it a physical reflex or is there something else going on? WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston takes a look at some recent research</p><p>Hiccups and sneezes are not a standard accompaniment to a performance of classical music. But when was the last time a live performance was free of coughing? At a classical music concert, rules of etiquette demand silent immersion in the music - no cell phones or texting of course, no talking, and a limited array of acceptable responses to the performance.</p><p>Economics Professor Andreas Wagener, who specializes in social policy at Leibniz&nbsp;University of Hannover in Hannover, Germany, reviews the research and outlines six motives for why there’s more than the usual amount of coughing during classical concerts.</p><p>Professor Wagener is the author of <em>Why Do People (Not) Cough in Concerts?</em> <em>The Economics of Concert Etiquette</em> - published by the Association for Cultural Economics International.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:30:29 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6258 at http://wrti.org At Classical Concerts: A Whole Lot Of Coughing Going On! At Classical Concerts: A Whole Lot Of Coughing Going On! http://wrti.org/post/classical-concerts-whole-lot-coughing-going <p></p><p>Hiccups and sneezes are not a standard accompaniment to a performance of classical music. But when was the last time a live performance was free of coughing? At a classical music concert, rules of etiquette demand silent immersion in the music - no cell phones or texting of course, no talking, and a limited array of acceptable responses to the performance.</p><p>Economics Professor Andreas Wagener, who specializes in social policy at Leibniz&nbsp;University of Hannover in Hannover, Germany, reviews the research and outlines six motives for why there’s more than the usual amount of coughing during classical concerts.</p><p>Professor Wagener is the author of <a href="http://www.culturaleconomics.org/workingpapers.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>“Why Do People (Not) Cough in Concerts? The Economics of Concert Etiquette”</em> </strong></a>- published by the Association for Cultural Economics International.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:01 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 5319 at http://wrti.org At Classical Concerts: A Whole Lot Of Coughing Going On!