Classical notes

There are many traditionalists who would prefer it if contemporary composers stopped messing around and left music in perpetuity to Vivaldi and Verdi, Bach and Beethoven.

12th February, 2005

There are many traditionalists who would prefer it if contemporary composers stopped messing around and left music in perpetuity to Vivaldi and Verdi, Bach and Beethoven. But it doesn't work like that: music is organic, and modern vision and interpretation is its lifeblood. Pushing back the frontiers may infuriate some and excite others (usually musicians), but one thing for certain is that, for those willing to persevere, modern music can be immensely satisfying and challenging.

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