The art of classical music
Considering how old classic music is, it is odd to think that this is a recent invention. We usually connect classical music with longhair music composed by dead White men. However Mozart did not knew he was writing classical music.
"There are only two kinds of music: good and bad," jazz icon Duke Ellington said. (Mozart is in the first group.)
Mass aurdiences began to like popular music. The kind of music composed by the old composers was given to a new category called classical. "Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune," humorist Kin Hubbard wrote in the 1920s.
With the divergence of the audience, one group went to the dance halls and the other to the concert halls. Classical music became marginalized mainly in American culture. This becomes a target for Bugs Bunny and the Three Stooges.
A hunger for music addressing larger a complex issue has always existed along with the fiddle tunes. Even in rock music, some music is more important than the others. Radio head fans would look down upon Taylor Swift.
One must not make difference between classical and pop music. Rather the differentiation must be made on the basis of music made for entertainment and those made to address profoundly serious human issues. There is nothing wrong with entertainment. Everybody loves a good song. One must never judge one song from another by the standards.
One must knows what to look for in popular music. The beat, the tune, the instant gratification and the words are the important pillars of popular music.
"Rock music now has the 'wow' factor, the light and spectacle," says Ellon Carpenter, music theorist and ASU professor. "And now that's what people expect, to be bowled over emotionally. "Classical music is emotional, too, but it's more interior and subtle. And it's dramatic in ways audiences just aren't familiar with anymore."