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Sunday 20 April 2014

Coughing not music to ears for classic fans

CLASSICAL music fans regularly complain that their enjoyment of concerts is ruined by the hacking of other audience members. Now research has revealed that not only do people cough twice as much as normal during a classical concert – but many do it on purpose to show distaste for a performance.

'Why do people (not) cough in concerts? The economics of concert etiquette' examines the extent of coughing in concert halls and what is behind it. (© Independent News Service)

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