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View Poll Results: Is classical music still relevant today?
YES 191 93.63%
NO 13 6.37%
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Old 05-18-2023, 03:06 PM   #441 (permalink)
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The poll assumes that we all agree on the definition of "classical". Does it just mean the period between say 1700 to 1900, or does it include Baroque, Romantic, Contemporary... i.e. past music written PrEdOmInAnTlY bY wHiTe MaLeS?

I guess the question is a little ambiguous. I wasn't sure if it was asking if I think classical music is still relevant today, or if I think classical music should be relevant/important today?
I answered Yes btw.

Originally Posted by djchameleon View Post
Short answer No and I still stand behind that to this day!
- What would your long answer be, DJ?
- Do you think it should be more relevant today?
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Old 06-29-2023, 07:18 PM   #442 (permalink)
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Everyone knows this one right?

But to WATCH these musicians as they're recreating an epic masterpiece is the one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. They made this video while sitting just a few yards from "der schönen blauen Donau".

Why Classical music Will Never Stop being relevant, it's all right here. MUST be viewed fullscreen.

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Old 10-24-2023, 12:14 AM   #443 (permalink)
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Classical music still has a place in today's musical landscape, although its popularity and audience demographics have evolved over time. Here are some key points to consider:

Diverse Audience: While classical music may not have the same level of mainstream popularity as pop, rock, or electronic music, it still attracts a diverse audience. Many people, young and old, continue to appreciate and enjoy classical music for its complexity, emotional depth, and historical significance.

Education and Learning: Classical music often plays a foundational role in music education. Many students, especially those learning instruments, are exposed to classical compositions. This educational aspect keeps classical music relevant, as it fosters an understanding and appreciation for its rich history and complexity.

Concerts and Festivals: Classical music concerts, festivals, and performances continue to draw audiences. These events provide an opportunity for people of all ages to experience the magic of live classical music and connect with the art form on a deeper level.

Modern Innovations: Some classical musicians and composers have incorporated contemporary elements into their work, making it more accessible to a wider audience. Crossover genres, such as "modern classical" or "neoclassical," blend classical elements with popular music, attracting younger listeners.

Streaming Services: The availability of classical music on streaming platforms has made it more accessible than ever. Listeners can explore and discover classical pieces alongside their favorite contemporary genres.

Film and Media: Classical music is often used in film soundtracks, television, and commercials. This exposure helps introduce classical compositions to a broader audience.

Niche and Enthusiastic Audience: While classical music may not dominate the charts, it has a dedicated and enthusiastic following. Many people actively seek out classical music, attend concerts, and support classical musicians.

In summary, classical music has not been relegated exclusively to music students or the elderly. It continues to have a place in today's musical landscape, with a diverse and engaged audience. Its cultural significance, educational value, and timeless appeal ensure that it remains relevant alongside more contemporary genres.
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Old 04-13-2024, 08:45 PM   #444 (permalink)
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It's relevant to me simply for getting me away from all that classic rock that I despise through overplay.
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