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By John Borstlap

The Classical Revolution reviews the new emergence of a brand new model of classical song, one rooted in “pre-modern” tonal traditions. via polemical essays at the clash among re-emergent culture and the standard, bland “modern song” within which educational atonalism, procedure track and makes an attempt to borrow a few lifestyles from pop and global 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 carry a brand new and unforeseen class, now not within the margins of track lifestyles yet at once regarding the crucial functionality culture.

As Borstlap issues out, a part of the continuing challenge of latest tune, an issue first created by means of modernism, is a profound false impression of musical modernism itself. on the middle of his argument is the excellence among tune and “sonic artwork” 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 awareness to new classical composers in a traditionalist mould, Borstlap illustrates how their expanding good fortune within the realm of performance—as against educational study—bespeaks a broader set of tendencies in severe modern composition.

The Classical Revolution is an obtainable and informative polemic for tune fanatics with an curiosity within the that means of classical track often, and the classical culture particularly which appears re-emerging within the 21st century. it's going to both curiosity lecturers, track administrators, promoters, programmers, musicians, and tune scholars alike given that right here, a large box of latest musical event opens itself up, with a hopeful point of view at the way forward for music.

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