- Classical music has been circling the drain for years, of course. There’s little doubt as to the causes: the fingernail grip of old music in a culture that venerates the new; new classical music that, in the words of Kingsley Amis, has about as much chance of public acceptance as pedophilia
As a fan of classical, it's sad to see this decline. It's really not that stuffy or complicated once you get into it. I don't really have much of a musical education. I was in my band and know a bit of trumpet and flute, but none of those were at a level to truly understand all that goes on in a work. I mentioned before about how I got into classical, and had to thank the always fantastic Erik Satie for that:
I can only keep recommending classical and posting about it. If I could get some people into it, then I've done my part in keeping it alive. I also think Game music and Film music are good enough. If classical does die, then those can live on and maybe take the place of classical, as many people already know Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu and Koichi Sugiyama from their works in video games and they are nothing to scoff at:
I really dig Koichi's work in the dragon quest games the most.
But in any case, sad article to read.