Tag: European music

Don’t Blame Pop Music For The Moral Decay Caused by 20th Century “Classical” Music

Prior to the age of recorded sound, there was a generally unspoken though occasionally referenced division between folk music and art music. The primary distinctions were that whilst art music was written, performed and composed by professionals (or semi-professionals), was theoretically rigorous and owed much of its origins to sacramental […]

How Europe Lost Its Rhythm

There are far too many in western societies who claim that traditional European classical music is “boring”. A related complaint is that European classical music has simplistic and unadventurous rhythmic characteristics. The most unfortunate element regarding these accusations is the fact that if one is forming one’s judgement based on […]