At 9/22/2011 4:37:40 PM, 000ike wrote:
Almost like a dead language, this form of music has far too small an audience compared to the other genres. What kind of people listen to classical music? What kind of personality do they have? Why is that personality missing or less abundant in today's society?
Classical music doesn't really mean anything anymore. It can mean anything from a specific period of music made around Mozart's time, to music that.. I guess is made with an orchestra.. There is no clear things that makes classical music that.
It used to be referred to as "serious" music, but even that label doesn't fit, as plenty of composers were real jokers.
Classical music is just music. Music for people who appreciate music sound imo. With the exception of maybe Bach, classical music didn't start getting really interesting until later on, mid 1800s.
Then the music from the early 1900s up until maybe the 1960s gets me off like nothing else. After that, minimalism started, and I've never been a fan(though there are always some good elements of it).
Nowadays, you pretty much got Hanz Zimmer and Hanz Zimmer knockoffs running around everywhere. I do not like Hanz Zimmer at all, not really my style.
Then you get a guy like Neil Rolnick, who I think is fvcking great. The Economic Engine which he released a couple years ago is beautiful.
If you like these parts, I'd recommend listening to the whole thing.
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