‘Classical music has been erased from the public space’

What does it change if some randomly chosen three-minute classical “number” is being played “in the public space” or not? Classical music is elitist because deliberately was cut from ordinary people. Once, long, long time ago, it wasn’t meant to be listened to in pious reflection in concert halls and was utilitarian, composed for the needs of the church or for entertainment. Short piano pieces and songs people were expected to perform themselves at home, for their own pleasure. Now only professional musicians trained from childhood are allowed to perform classical music, once they get through all the competitions and prove that they are better than their colleagues. And no one who has not graduated from musicology actually has the right to have an opinion.

  • The magical world of opera has been hijacked by those who think they know better than the composer.
  • Completed by one of Mozart’s pupils, Franz Süssmayr, it’s become a legendary mystery and the perfect way to end the story of one of history’s most celebrated geniuses – in other words, not end it all.
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  • The company has pioneered the idea of the ‘series’ and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Parry, Walton, Grainger, Berkeley and Bridge.
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  • You may well recognise this if you’re a fan of The Apprentice… The television series chose this section from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet as its theme music.

I was going to make a point similar to yours but honestly you nailed it. I’m a big fan of pop and contemporary music, and I probably know more about classical music than most people complaining in this comments section. Classic FM’s Big Book of Classical Music is a fully illustrated book detailing each day of the year in classical music – the perfect coffee artmindfestival.com table companion for any classical music lover. Entries contain original illustrations, landmark events taking place on that day, profiles of the great composers, recommended listening, and much more. Chandos Records is one of the world’s premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems.

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Many initially thought it was a lengthy suicide note, others pointed to the composer’s torment over his suppressed sexuality, while some thought it was just a tragic, sad, glorious and indulgent artistic expression. But the reason it’ll stay with you forever is that all of these contexts work in their own way, but it never detracts from how magisterial the music itself is. It’s a lesson in the very best ways of expressing emotions through music. This movement is particularly famous because of its incredibly catchy main theme.

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