Tuesday, February 10, 2009
As I sit here listening to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, I wonder why no modern composer can produce anything even remotely like it. Any music that is written today is garishly grotesque and lacking in any melody. While preference towards music is highly subjective, few would disagree that the difference between the kind of music that is being produced today and what was written during the classical period seems stark. And things have only gotten worse with time. Now it might seem a little unfair to compare anyone with Mozart, but modern composers don't even attempt to write music that is pleasant, playful, often "simple" yet melodious that characterized the likes of Mozart.