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Frownland 10-27-2016 08:26 AM

Lol keep telling yourself that.

Chula Vista 10-27-2016 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1762279)
Lol keep telling yourself that.

He's right though. Any millennial who listens to a lot of classical is part of a large minority. This board can't be used as a consensus.

Frownland 10-27-2016 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1762293)
He's right though. Any millennial who listens to a lot of classical is part of a large minority. This board can't be used as a consensus.

I don't think you have to listen to something to recognize it and understand its relevancy.

Lucem Ferre 10-27-2016 02:37 PM

Classical songs like Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata are iconic, so it is relevant.

Especially when songs like Lacrimosa are being put in cinema or video games all the time.

djchameleon 10-28-2016 08:59 AM

The only place it has in comparison to today's music. The question posed in the OP. Is that it is shoved into movie and video game soundtracks. It does have the same revelency among other popular genres in today's music.

Frownland 10-28-2016 09:16 AM

"Shoved in" lulz. Like any other genre, it can be used for increasing the efficacy of the visuals and has become a cliche because it is so effective. Just admit that you're wrong DJ.

"Today's music" is infinitely more ambiguous of an entity than it ever has been, too. 90% of "today's music" has not had a fraction of the success and recognition as the classic composers or even more modern ones like Julia Wolfe and David Lang. So in comparison to today's music, classical is more popular than it ever has been, since we're juxtaposing it to the music of the world today.

Lucem Ferre 10-29-2016 01:31 AM

Classical Music has to have active listeners for it to be put in Cinema or Video Games.

And it still inspires modern music. It's iconic. It's bigger than Kanye West. I'm sure more people recognize classical music than Kanye West music.

djchameleon 11-05-2016 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1762623)
"Shoved in" lulz. Like any other genre, it can be used for increasing the efficacy of the visuals and has become a cliche because it is so effective. Just admit that you're wrong DJ.

I don't deny that but again it isn't what the OP was asking. Now let's address the second part of your post which is more relevant to the OP.


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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1762623)
"Today's music" is infinitely more ambiguous of an entity than it ever has been, too. 90% of "today's music" has not had a fraction of the success and recognition as the classic composers or even more modern ones like Julia Wolfe and David Lang. So in comparison to today's music, classical is more popular than it ever has been, since we're juxtaposing it to the music of the world today.

"Today's music" can be defined by what's popular on TOP 40 radio stations.
Those stations don't have classical pieces being played in heavy rotation. The majority of people listen to the radio whether they want to or not through work or just toss it to a TOP 40 station when they hop in the car. Be realistic. there is no way that classical music is more popular than most common genres. This isn't about success/record sales like you are trying to make it be about. This is about the reach of the music through radio stations. Sure there are a few classical radio stations but I bet they hardly get as many listeners as a TOP 40 station or Urban hip hop/R&B station or Country radio station.

Frownland 11-05-2016 02:41 PM

Music goes so far past top 40 that I didn't even both to read after that first sentence.

I guess it's just a fundamental disagreement between us that other music exists.

Lucem Ferre 11-05-2016 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Burning Down (Post 1358786)
In comparison with today's music (pop, rock, metal, electronica, etc). Does classical music still have a place amongst today's audience, or has it been relegated to more specific listeners (i.e. music students, people learning instruments, elderly people)?

WHY or WHY NOT?

I don't see what extra **** is being pulled from the question that negates either of our points.


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