Why was this deleted? How doesn't Elliott Carter answer the question in his video?
On 12 July 2018, I transcribed him. Please undelete?
I can't comment on deleted posts. So I reply here. Moderator "Dom" wrote:
Yes it compares new music and old music subjectively, but it fails to address old composers vs new composers (which do exist). It's also based on someone else's opinion rather than any objective material. The explanation "mean after all...the old days... you had all those feet soldiers marching and a horse...horses...trotting around and that's all in the music. Now it's airplanes and God-knows-what." is very showing of that.
I'm not sure how "it fails to address old composers vs new composers (which do exist)"? As "it compares new music and old music", it implies that some composers compose on the features of "new music"?
Wouldn't any answer to this question must be "based on someone else's opinion rather than any objective material"?
[1.] Remember the following questions need to be answered: "Why isn't there a classical composer like Beethoven, Chopin or Mozart today? [2.] Why there aren't composers writing in a classical style today? [3.] Why don't we hear of classical composers today like we do of Beethoven, Chopin or Mozart?"
My other answer answers these questions, as such:
1, 2. "it's still "I have an idea for making music that's more interesting to me than repeating other people's successful work." I then quoted how many different modernist composers innovate music.
- "But not many people make music so central to their lives that they have time to explore these byways, especially in the mass-media glut of factory-produced tripe."