Thursday, August 05, 2010

Okay

Audiences hate modern classical music because their brains cannot cope - Telegraph

2 comments:

  1. Well, maybe. I'm wondering if they would get the same results using subjects who grew up in very different cultures from Mozart and Bach.

    That whole theory about the pleasure of predictability leaves me wondering, too. In fiction and film, I find unpredictability far more entertaining.

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  2. Speaking as someone who has heard way too much "modern" classical music: Has it ever occurred to any of these "modern" composers that the reasons our brains "cannot cope" with their music is because it's lousy?

    Good God, where's Telemann when you really need him?

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