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.

5 comments:

Prashant said...

Wow... You sound like a 50 year old whose hobbies include gardening and wine tasting.

:-)

Seriously though, I didnt know you took classical music so seriously. Would love to start listening to some. Tell me where to begin

Vikram said...

Ha Ha...you only have to refer to one of my older posts to find that this is not the least bit surprising about me...

I don't really don't know where you should begin, but you could just go to pandora.com and set up a Mozart or Beethoven radio station. You'll love it. I guarantee. And if you get the chance you must definitely listen to Beethoven's Symphonies 5 and 9.

Shaili said...

aren't u a 'lousy 23-old'? why do u sound like my grand dad then?
nice blog btw :)

Vikram said...

I sound like your granddad because im a LOUSY 23 yr old...Thanks btw.

Shaili said...

ahan... thts strange coz my g'dad is neither lousy nor 23... u're quite welcome btw ;)