The Classical Revolution: Thoughts on New Music in the 21st Century (Modern Traditionalist Classical Music)

The Classical Revolution: Thoughts on New Music in the 21st Century (Modern Traditionalist Classical Music)

John Borstlap


The Classical Revolution reports the hot emergence of a brand new model of classical tune, one rooted in “pre-modern” tonal traditions. via polemical essays at the clash among re-emergent culture and the standard, bland “modern track” within which educational atonalism, procedure tune and makes an attempt to borrow a few lifestyles from pop and international tune shape a slightly remoted territory, Borstlap examines either the philosophical and aesthetic positions of those new classical composers, positions too frequently misunderstood simply because they bring about a brand new and unforeseen type, no longer within the margins of tune existence yet at once concerning the important functionality culture.

As Borstlap issues out, a part of the continuing challenge of latest track, an issue first created by way of modernism, is a profound false impression of musical modernism itself. on the center of his argument is the excellence among track and “sonic paintings” a contrast that renders superfluous the loaded labels of “progressive” and “conservative” in disputes over tune. Addressing questions of cultural id, musical that means, and the aesthetics of good looks, The Classical Revolution heavily examines the institutional biases of the modern-music institution and its all-too-solid grip at the construction and reception of recent tune. via drawing consciousness to new classical composers in a traditionalist mildew, Borstlap illustrates how their expanding luck within the realm of performance—as against educational study—bespeaks a broader set of developments in severe modern composition.

The Classical Revolution is an obtainable and informative polemic for track enthusiasts with an curiosity within the that means of classical track quite often, and the classical culture particularly which looks re-emerging within the 21st century. it's going to both curiosity teachers, track administrators, promoters, programmers, musicians, and track scholars alike due to the fact the following, a large box of latest musical event opens itself up, with a hopeful viewpoint at the way forward for music.

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