Bopping with Niall JP O'Leary

Niall O'Leary insists on sharing his hare-brained notions and hysterical emotions. Personal obsessions with cinema, literature, food and alcohol feature regularly.

Friday, November 02, 2007

A Classical Education

The reason contemporary music is meant to be so good is because it has assimilated all that has gone before, including classical, To an extent it has, but like pop, what has survived, and so what has the greatest influence, is that which has been most popular. What of that music that was out there then but rings true now, the stuff that wasn't necessarily the most popular when it first arrived. It's all forgotten. No! I say. There is worth in the past despite our feeling that we have moved on, more worth than the present, I would say, in some respects anyway. Yes, we have assimilated, but is it enough? Give Classical a chance.


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