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Old 07-30-2004, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Modern classical??

modern classical? Talking about Tubular Bells and such like? What are your views? Is there such a thing as "modern" classical or do you consider it to be blasphemy???
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Old 08-04-2004, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the term classical refers to older kinda music but I like the soft mood stuff and tubular bells as well. guess its just a matter of what you consider classical to mean
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Old 08-26-2004, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Bit harsh.

"Classical" is such an ambiguous term anyway. It's applied to anything that doesn't fit into a regular slot, either that or "Contemporary".

I love all kinds of music, including traditional classics and new ones.

For a real treat you should listen to Malcom McLaren's take on Delibes' Flower Duet. It's called Aria on Air.
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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To Classical musicians there are modern classical composers, if that i what y ou want to call them. Modern classical composers write music in the way the real CLASSICAL composers did, such as Beethoven, Chopin, etc. If you would like to hear what modern classical composers sound like, I suggest you listen to anything by Sergei Prokofiev, Clause Debussy (he wrote Claire de Lune, in case you know that one), and Cyril Scott.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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just wondering if anybody knows what category enya comes under?
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Old 10-21-2004, 03:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Enya comes under the category 'BIN' lol,

Modern classical, I haven't heard anyone use that term.

Contemporary music is often used to describe music composed by living composers on classical instruments, or in classical form, e.g symphony, concerto, suite etc....

Often though conteporary composers are drawing reference from popuar, traditional, jazz and other music so the styles of writing are less defined. Breaking away from types of harmony that were used specifically in certain era's, e.g baroque, early nineteenth century music from vienna etc..

I think the classic fm publicity machine along with a lot of the classical music interest mags are a tthe moment trying to sell a lot of young artists as cool and modern classical or chic and fresh, but most of the music they are singing or playing is hundreds of years old.

bla bla bla,

I could go on for hours.

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Old 10-28-2004, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I believe the term is "New Classical." This refers to people/groups such as Vanessa Mae, Bond, Maksim, Amici Forever et al. I actually quite like it all, if only because it introduces people to some of the classics that would otherwise go unheard except among hardened followers.

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Old 04-06-2007, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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tubular bells can be a little harsh at times
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Absurd instruments

Composers of contemporary music often try to make a 'classical orchestra'
to play their music. This is required by the fact that in choosing the
programme of a concert, organizers try to mix some classical and contemporary
music to attract the public. This creates the absurd situation
in which instruments as violins, flutes, etc. specifically created to play
old classical music, should produce 'sounds' which are not supposed to
I think that classical music has been already explored and composed. Now is
time to invent something new, not having anything to do with the old style
and rules. Look at the opera : there is no thing as a 'modern opera'.
Great theatres in all the world will go on forever using that group of beautiful
musics composed up to Puccini, and nothing more.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The word Classical has many a general term, it refers to music that follows the Western musical tradition (from Europe) someone else mentioned...composers such as J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, etc...this tradition eventually came to America with composers such as Copland, Dvorak, etc. The term "Modern Classical" (or also called Contemporary Classical, New Music, and sometimes even Avant-Garde classical in certain instances) refers to music written by composers who are following that same Western tradition but in a new way...other styles can be incorporated. Picture what Beethoven would write if he was still alive. He would maybe use some of the same forms...but with so many other musical influences (jazz, rock, latin, etc) one can only imagine what his music would sound like now!

BTW - Debussy is NOT modern classical....he is impressionistic. Modern classical most often pertains to music written right after the late 20's (Think Schoenberg and after...) There may be exceptions though. But composers like Prokofiev and Rachmaninov....although they wrote pieces well beyond that point...some of their works are considered "Romantic" not Modern because of the style.
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