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Gav Brown's Blog – June 2012 Archive (2)

What does "Classical Music" mean today?

I wonder. The 20th century, particular the latter half of the 20th century, seems to have exploded the idea of each era being defined by a "movement," such as Baroque, Romantic, Impressionism. Even once-far-out ideas like atonalism, chance-music, minimalism and other "reject-what-has-come-before" movements seem dated. I personally think that many composers who in the past would have been "court" composers now work in TV and movies and that their music is shaped by the demands of those…

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Added by Gav Brown on June 15, 2012 at 8:29pm — 7 Comments

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