Thursday, August 05, 2010


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


Ron Scheer said...

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.

Undine said...

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?