Why so serious?
In a recent interview posted over at the Classical Guitar Blog, Michael Chapdelaine brings up some issues about the classical music genre. He talked about classical music being “so serious” and that it isn’t any more special than any other type of music. The feelings that we may have about the Bach Chaconne may be just as strong as a young teenager feels about Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.
In a time when classical music is being given a smaller and smaller share of the recording industry, are its practitioners becoming their own worst enemy by holding classical music on such a high pedestal? Or is the classical repertoire a collection of timeless and profound works that deserves more respect and devotion than other genres?
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