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innerspaceboy 10-20-2015 03:48 PM

For all of the reasons already called out, classical is and will likely always be relevant. Hundreds of years of outstanding music has a tendency to stick around.

And there has been a significant resurgence of 20th Century Classical, particularly in the college communities. I've attended a number of experimental performances of new works each inspired by classical composers of the last century. And if you head down to art and performance spaces on a Friday night, you'll likely hear 20-somethings clamoring out hour-long free form improvisational pieces in blended tribute to both the New York School minimalists of the 1960s and 70s and the Berlin School and Canterbury scenes of the same period.

It's alive and well if you look for it.

Ask Dustin O'Halloran whether classical music is still relevant. :)

Yarina 11-01-2015 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by VEGANGELICA (Post 1643029)
Also, my guess is that when people get older, they may appreciate classical music more. I used to find most of it so boring when I was a child.

Now that my brain cells have reduced in number, I can enjoy a lot of classical music and find the details of its composition to be engrossing. I also feel it is some of the most emotionally moving music ever created.

:thumb: I also didn't like classical music when I was younger. Getting worried about my brain cells:D

Learn Piano 2Day 11-02-2015 08:42 PM

I would have to say that classical music is still very relevant today, you simply have to look for it. But the effects that classical music can have on the brain are simply astounding

Mr. Charlie 11-06-2015 01:23 PM

I really don't know whether classical is good for the brain, or helps plants grow, or any of the other common claims, but I know it sounds good and stirs the emotions.

I mean, c'mon...


Baihe 11-07-2015 07:33 PM

No matter what happens ,I like classical music very much .But I don't know why

Lucem Ferre 11-15-2015 02:30 AM

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Originally Posted by innerspaceboy (Post 1644947)
For all of the reasons already called out, classical is and will likely always be relevant. Hundreds of years of outstanding music has a tendency to stick around.

And there has been a significant resurgence of 20th Century Classical, particularly in the college communities. I've attended a number of experimental performances of new works each inspired by classical composers of the last century. And if you head down to art and performance spaces on a Friday night, you'll likely hear 20-somethings clamoring out hour-long free form improvisational pieces in blended tribute to both the New York School minimalists of the 1960s and 70s and the Berlin School and Canterbury scenes of the same period.

It's alive and well if you look for it.

Ask Dustin O'Halloran whether classical music is still relevant. :)


If you have to look for it it's not really relevant. But I do think it's relevant. Who doesn't recognize Fur Elise? Or Moonlight Sonata? Etc.

Insane Guest 11-18-2015 01:48 PM

Of course it's still relevant, it's one of purest musical forms in my opinion, and the level of composition in correlation with emotion makes it powerful to anyone who can appreciate it and give it value. Relevance in art at least, is subjective to your own preferences, I couldn't tell you who is at the top of the Billboard charts right now, because that isn't relevant to me. Is it relevant to the "music" industry, damn straight it is, they are the ones producing the cash.

Worst part about classical music is remembering a small bit in your mind and not being able to pin it to a composer or piece.

chopinisawesome 12-29-2015 07:49 AM

Absolutely! The emotions in the composer's works still exist, don't they? So yes, it is!

cumulous_two 03-12-2016 12:53 AM

I think you mean, how big a place does / will it have. Even a small place in society can be important, just like minority viewpoints can get lots of airtime. I'm optimistic that there will inherently always be people talented in producing it, and with listeners interested in it, and, because it's related to part of human nature, just as scientific talent is; not lots of people have it, but it has large influence;,

FranPZ 06-09-2016 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1359011)
Of course classical music is, and always will be, relevant. [...]
Remember that almost all of the music we listen to today, no matter its genre, had its basis in classical music, and who among us doesn't know at least a handful of classical tunes, even if they don't know what they're called or who they're by? Classical music will always be around, always with us and always relevant.

I agree.
Classic music still has a place and not only among music students or people learning instruments...I think it should be a fundamental part of someone's general music culture. I don't always listen to classical music, but hey, here in Italy we had some of the greatest classical authors in the world like Vivaldi, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi....their compositions are still played in the theatres. I'm talking about the Italian composers, but the world is full of classical composers, we all know them. And they brought something great and unforgettable to music's history.


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