Friday, November 28, 2008

Tonight we improvise ...

... Making Up the Classics. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

This is probably a good thing. Certainly the humorless solemnity attached to most classical music concerts has its drawbacks. At least at rock concerts you can move to the music, tap your toe, and go with the flow, rather than sit there as if you were listening to a funeral oration.

1 comment:

  1. This is a trend I've been noticing for awhile, and which I highly approve of. Some of the best people working on bringing this back into classical music are those working in early music from the Medieval and Renaissance period. If you haven't heard them, I highly recommend the albums on ECM by the group called The Dowland Project, led by countertenor John Potter. Utterly compelling and brilliant, and a restoration of something that got ossified out of classical music a century ago.