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Abel Korzeniowski

Post  Andy on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:17 am

Recently I've been getting a bit into what is sometimes being refered to as 'contemporary classic'.
I'm too uneducated in the field of classical music to speak out on the validity of such a term.
What I do know is that I find it a very interesting branch of music.

Abdel Korzeniowksi ... I didn't even know his name up until an hour ago but apparently did know some of his work.

The stillness of the mind



This tune featured prominently in a fillm called A single man - one of the extremely rare motion pictures that have had a real impact on me.

I could copy-paste more random video's from YouTube, but would find it more interesing to explore Abel's work interactively with you guys.

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:32 am

On a call-in radio show one time, a listener asked Itzak Perlman "Why don't contemporary composers write classical music anymore?" Perlman answered to the effect that all music is contemporary when it is first written, and it only becomes "classical" when it's old enough to part of a past era.

I suppose in this context "classic" means music written for traditional symphonic instruments that is not too much in a pop vein, written by composers that know the classical rules of harmony, modulation and structure.

I saw that film and also liked it. The music went well with the film, and also goes well with the video here.

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Re: Abel Korzeniowski

Post  Andy on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:39 am

That's basically my take on the matter as well.
It would be pointless to call this pop, jazz or folk or any one of such labels.
People who are deeply into classical music - people then, who must hate to see centuries of brilliance all piled up in such a meaningless term as 'classic' - will probably dispute that it's classical music and with good reason.

But all in all I think the term 'contemporary classic' fits the genre sufficiently to help it gain access to the target audience.

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:04 am

But the term "modern" was used for classical music written in the 50s and 60s--so today "modern" refers to 50-year old music. Shocked

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Re: Abel Korzeniowski

Post  Andy on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:11 am

For a philosopher 'modern' refers to the period of Descartes - mid 18th century -up until Auwschwitz.
For graphical artistst - i.e. painters - the time frame is probably even shorter - not sure when to start but only up until the Russian revolution.

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Re: Abel Korzeniowski

Post  Andy on Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 am



Sad , but you know - the 'good' kind of Sad

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