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Why the world lost the pleasure of classic music?

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It's just so beatiful, for me it's impossible to don't cry when I listen Mozart. How people could get so cold for one of the most beatiful thing humanity ever made?



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Because people are stupid.



I don't get it either, and it's not like there isn't new music being made in the genre. I adore this entire concert where this track is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkQR9Wzock



Because you need a brain to listen to it, a normal guy would find it "boring" since they cant apreciatte the complexity and prefer simple tunes with simple beats that are easy to dance.



This is f**king amazing. 

 

(I didn't want to embed the one that has Mozart's picture)



"And yet, I've realized that maybe living a "decent" life means you won't ever have a "good" life."

 

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I still listen to classical, myself.



Having seen several orchestral performances in my time that were completely packed I don't think thats true. Sure it isn't as popular as it once was but thats to be expected. I'm sure when all the great classical music was being written it was displacing older styles back then aswell.



Classical music has always been and continues to be something dominated almost entirely by the cultural elite and academia with the middle class making occasional attempts to get involved. Nothing has changed in that regard.

You don't honestly think the concert hall was for the Early Modern Era like the movie theater was for the early 1900s, do you?



tarheel91 said:
Classical music has always been and continues to be something dominated almost entirely by the cultural elite and academia with the middle class making occasional attempts to get involved. Nothing has changed in that regard.

You don't honestly think the concert hall was for the Early Modern Era like the movie theater was for the early 1900s, do you?

This is a very valid point.



Khuutra said:
tarheel91 said:
Classical music has always been and continues to be something dominated almost entirely by the cultural elite and academia with the middle class making occasional attempts to get involved. Nothing has changed in that regard.

You don't honestly think the concert hall was for the Early Modern Era like the movie theater was for the early 1900s, do you?

This is a very valid point.

I should point out before someone corrects me, though, that this is only true in Western culture.  It's much more complicated in Eastern cultures.  For example, in China before the West got involved, profressional musician was one of the lowest social ranks.  Music was supposed to be an amateur pursuit and used as a form of self cultivation and meditation.  In some sense, it was even more elitist than Western classical music in that someone had to both have ample leisure time and be able to find a teacher who could show one how to play (since it was passed on only in part through written form).  At the same time, some of the most beautiful pieces are from folk music.

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There's a really crazy story behind the second song.  Look up Abing if you get the chance.