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 […]
When the two E♭ major tutti chords which introduce Beethoven’s 3rd symphony first rung out over Vienna in 1805, European music was forever changed. It was this piece of music which marked the beginning of an era in which the symphony would be the axis around which all public orchestral performances […]
On this episode of The History Boys, George Galloway and Adam Garrie talk all about popular music.
Since the early 2000s, the once hugely successful international recorded music industry has seen its reach, prestige and profits take a continual dive. The phenomenon that began with the advent of online music piracy in the late 1999s, led the music industry to retreat into itself behind a wall of […]