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Old 02-27-2007, 04:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by WolfishSmile View Post
Mogwai are abit classical, not a massive amount though... With a mix of some percussion in there...
Mogwai are post-rock.............

Trans Siberian Orchestra is kinda like that, though they play alot of christmas music, they also have beethoven's last night which has beethoven and mozart on it as well
Yes, but the music is symphonic metal because of the instruments it uses.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:28 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I think there is, including rachmaninov.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:50 PM   #43 (permalink)
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The term "Classical" generally refers to the Western tradition coming from Europe. There is another meaning of the word refering to the 'Classical Period' of time - think Mozart, Beethoven, etc...that time period. Saying Modern Classical is not a contradiction because its the same as saying modern Jazz or modern Rock....its ok to say it if you are referring to Classical as a Genre. Modern Classical composers makes use of the same tools that old composers used centuries ago...they just put a modern spin on it and change with the times. And no...PLEASE don't ever say that Enya...Yanni...or any other NEW AGE artist is Classical....they may say they are...but they are NOT. They are just TOO LAME!
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:15 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Default Yes there is and it's called Neo-Classical

Neo-Classical is used for different things: modernist classical, or modern music but in older styles like my own work which you can listen to at no cost at The website is called Neo-Classical Jazz, but there are no Jazz compositions there, but some elements of Jazz do end up in a piece or two. The predominantly piano solos are some of the most advanced pieces since Liszt's Transcendental Etudes. The 5 plus hours of music contains piano/organ and piano/cello duets, two piano Concerti (and you thought nobody wrote them anymore.) There are also eight Neo-Baroque pieces which are reminiscent of the counterpoint and fugue style of Bach or the early Mozart. [Mozart's A minor fugue in his Fantasy and Fugue in C Major is one of the world's greatest four voice fugues. I love it! Big influence.]

Yes, quite a few composers still write pieces that are totally in older classical styles like Baroque, true classical or Neo-Romantic. Some of Vangelis' pieces would classify as Neo-Classical.

However, there are some other styles called Neo-Classical or Neoclassical that are actually something else. In some cases these are modern pieces combining jazz, modernist, classical, and pop elements combined with Electronica and usually synthesized. I'd say Yanni is one of the Electronica types, although a critic called his music "lush orchestral wallpaper" which is about what it is.

There was also a Neo-Classical movement that existed during the Romantic period where some composers prefered the true Classical forms. Some of Franz Schubert's, Mendelsohn's, Scriabin's and Satie's pieces are true Neo-Classical.

My own style is somewhat eclectic blending sometimes more than one style in a single piece for rather strange effects. Hope this clarifies things.

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Old 01-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I consider things like Nobuo Eumatsu to be Modern Classical. Very much based on older ideas and themes but with an ear for detail and the modern conventions of flouting the rules. One of the main reasons I much prefer his works to a lot of German Tradition works is because he's not afraid to do whatever he wants within the boundaries of the piece.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:44 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Soundtrack artists often get tagged as being classical; i.e. Jeremy Soule.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:32 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Alright... here's a question kind of related to this topic, but I'm not sure it merits its own thread: Is classical music necessarily instrumental?

The reason I ask this is there is a quartet of women who call themselves Anonymous 4, who interprit and record/perform "a cappella" medieval chant and other music and polyphony from the middle ages. They were topping the classical music charts in 1993, before the release of "Chant: The Benedictine Monks Of Santo Domingo de Silos.

I believe they can be considered classical and thus modern classical, as they are current, but I'm not too knowledgable of this genre.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:20 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ForgottenHero View Post
I agree. It's a contradiction. It's not classical yet, because it's modern. that would be like if someone decided to come out with a "modern" oldies album. you know?
Not true, as Classical Music is a genre, not a time when all music sounded like that.

We hardly call old folk songs "Classical Music", because although they are classic music from hundreds of years ago, they are not classical music.

Some of my favorite composers are living amoung us today, namely Matt Gates, John Williams and Danny Elfman.

Some of my all time favorite composers died not long ago, or hundreds of years ago, it doesn't matter.

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:55 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Well, you've all got an answer...and you all ahve a different one. So which one is right?
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:52 AM   #50 (permalink)
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I find contradiction can be avoided by referring to such music as "orchestral", regardless of the era in which it was composed. I refrain from using genres altogether, though. For me, "classical" music refers to a time, not a style. The term "contemporary classical" is just a bollocks paradox which highlights how ridic genres are.
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