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View Poll Results: Is classical music still relevant today?
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:04 AM   #331 (permalink)
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Blah blah blah blah music goes so much further than the charts blah blah tenderized horse flesh blah it's not the 80s dude blah blah whack whack whack you don't know what relevant is babble babble what was once niche is now accessible to everyone not just tiny local scenes like it used to be blah blah. Blah.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:11 AM   #332 (permalink)
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Yeah, for a 200 CD box set that kind of artificially inflates the numbers.

If you said that Mozart was the most streamed artist of 2016 then I would say it is relevant.
I think the fact that it sold 6250 units still says relevant. It costs 550 dollars on ebay. That's a good chunk of money. And if 6250 people had the money to spare, I'm sure an even larger number of people wanted it but couldn't afford it.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:38 AM   #333 (permalink)
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I think the fact that it sold 6250 units still says relevant. It costs 550 dollars on ebay. That's a good chunk of money. And if 6250 people had the money to spare, I'm sure an even larger number of people wanted it but couldn't afford it.
Basically old people wanted it meaning they could afford it/fans. The genre overall still isn't popular in comparison to other genres. The question posed in the OP doesn't talk about if there are or aren't still fans of classical music. Clearly there are and I'm one of them. The question is more about classical music's presence outside of the fans and it being shoved at music theory students faces.

I have also admitted that it does have it's niche audience and of course soundtracks come into play but when you compare them to other genres there is no way that you can say they are on the same level.
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#assumptionville
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The fact that you're reduced to talking about movie soundtracks that 99% of the audience don't care about cause they're busy watching the film is kind of evidence that it's not relevant.
Well I'm not so superficial, but you know, a movie without a soundtrack is a half movie.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:12 AM   #336 (permalink)
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A very good music soundtrack can make a movie even better. I like to listen to classic (movie) music when I'm studying.
The advantage of most classic music is that there are no lyrics, which is an advantage while you study.
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I used to do that. The studying thing but you can do it with any instrumental music. It doesn't have to only be classical music.
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Lyrics don't distract me anyway. This was and is my favourite study/focus piece

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Old 01-10-2017, 11:24 AM   #339 (permalink)
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You really think jazz emits emotion well? I'm not a fan of it, but I always felt it didn't do to well with emotion.
EVen I can admit a smoky sax solo can make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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Well I'm not so superficial, but you know, a movie without a soundtrack is a half movie.
What about silent movies?

Also, I think you may be labouring under a misapprehension here. Most of the composers you've spoken of in the last few posts are not classical composers. They compose classical-like music, but that doesn't mean it is classical. I think you'd be hard pressed to find too many movies which rely on a completely or even partially actual classical soundtrack. The music prevalent in films these days does indeed often sound classical, but that doesn't make it classical. Williams, Jarre, Barry etc are all working in this field and you couldn't call them classical composers. If anything, they're film composers. They often use classical tropes, but they're not writing classical music.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:27 AM   #340 (permalink)
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Do you mean Classical Period music or just classical music?

Also, when people who don't like or listen to jazz think the genre doesn't portray emotion well, that tells you a lot about how uninformed that opinion is.
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