Think about. It’s the evening. Today you are a piano concierto. You sit down on your allocated seat. The pianist occurs wearing a ridiculous outfit (white tie up and tails obviously), as he approaches the keyboard he glances at the group as if to ask: ‘why are you lot here? ‘. The pianist will play the first movement of a Beethoven sonata perhaps. After that you clap… Now the complete sold out audience looks at you as if you had just slain someone. Following your concert, you mispronounce the name of a composer… Oh valuable! Find soundcloud comments to buy
Firstly who on the planet made these stupid rules about the recital etiquette? Subsequently, is there any take off why the classical music industry is one of the smallest? The first, i think, a key factor as to how common music can be somewhat off putting.
An outstanding example of a somebody that throws away these obsolete rules for the better is a guy called James Rhodes, a fantastic pianist who also believes that the representation of traditional music should be improved or updated to our modern more interactive world. Once i think I are adequate to give one concerts, Let me definitely use Rhodes’ approach as it is up to date with our modern world society.
Another thinking that we certainly used to have, is the lovely grotty image that accompany traditional music. Before That i knew of whatever about music, the image installed to mind with ‘classical music’ was a portrait of Bach or Mozart. I can’t say for sure about you, but that image can come across as quite ‘nerdy-ish’ and a little snobbish. Which is another factor to why people, especially the younger generation are drawn away from this art form.
Now this may seem to be odd, but my synopsis of classical music was not by using a classical artist, but through a modern day classical composer ( Another ‘oh dear’ moment) called Ludovico Einaudi. You now may indeed be assured that isn’t classical music which Einaudi’s work is simple technically and harmonically simple ( which is admittedly true, his most challenging piece could possibly be at about a grade 6th level – ABRSM) but it is this ‘dunking in to the low end’ that enabled myself to become that Olympic swimmer (sort of thing). Even now, though I could play all of his pieces with my eye shut, I still do, because it deserves my respect (and it continues to be a powerful antidepressant, i. electronic. it always makes my day).
Classical music should not be regarded as a nerdy, snobbish genre, but a category of music just like any other. Don’t be afraid to jump out of the crowd, tune in to what goes the ‘hairs on the back of the guitar neck test’ and don’t love others’ opinions because you simply live once, make the almost all of it!