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Subj: Re: Is classical music dead?
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2022 at 11:14:34 am EDT (Viewed 209 times)
Reply Subj: Is classical music dead?
Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2022 at 11:49:05 am EDT (Viewed 249 times)
What is classical music? Is it a certain technique of composing? Is it anything written for a symphony orchestra? Or is it married to a certain era of history?
Like you said, movie scores seem like the modern equivalent. Usually written for an orchestra, usually instrumental pieces. They usually lack the verse-chorus structure of pop songs, featuring longer movements, character motifs and such. John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Danny Elfman might be the modern Beethovens. Why don't I know any female composers?
Didn't some of the classical composers write their scores for operas and plays as well?
Then you've got the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or Mannheim Steamroller keeping it alive.
Your post reminds me of Mr. Holland's Opus in which he pens "The American Symphony" which attempts to bring moderns American styles (or instruments) into his symphony.
I don't know if that's what you mean exactly.