Markiert: Classical Revolution

A monument to freedom.

A monument to freedom.

Here is a little fact that I find extremely funny considering my recent discussions of Borstlap and his vision of a new „classical revolution“ which attempts to revive a melodious and harmonious romantic style and shuns anything abstracted and „materialistic“…

I am reading John Borstlap’s „The Classical Revolution“ and think about it (4)

I am reading John Borstlap’s „The Classical Revolution“ and think about it (4)

Oh my, what should I make of this long and rambling chapter?

In it Borstlap goes on and on about his most beloved insights, while the sheer repetition of his mantras “modernism is bad” and “tonality is good” slowly grate on the reader’s nerves because the feeling arises that matters of personal taste are falsely sold as “objective” golden rules for good music.

I read John Borstlap’s „The Classical Revolution“ and think about it (3)

I read John Borstlap’s „The Classical Revolution“ and think about it (3)

Now we come to the meaty part of Borstlap’s book – the first of 9 chapters in which he tells us what exactly is wrong with the music world.