The modernity of revival
The idea, that it is possible for new music in the West to connect with the great European/Western repertoire on a fundamental level, is a new one and – in the context of the developments of new music in the past half century – a radical one. Comparable aesthetics from the past which come to…
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Classical music is surrounded by a thick wall of brain activity: an extensive world of analysis and research; a history still being investigated in the remotest corners; an educational field rife with scholarly publications and manuals; a recording science capable of closely imitating the experience of live concerts; a record industry where millions (still) go…
Given the state of contemporary culture, the idea of a revival of classical, tonal music may seem to be a rather cavalier idea, and without much perspective of succeeding. But often it is exactly the dissatisfaction with the times which inspires the search for a better alternative: Someone then might say: “What is all this,…