04. January 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

It seems as if “classical” musicians want to cross over to other types of music, and pop stars (think Billy Joel or Paul McCartney) want to move into “classical”. What’s it all about?

For the pop folk it can’t be about money, so my guess is that it’s about being taken seriously. And maybe about knowing that while pop music is popular in its time only (for the most part), some of the classical stuff may last for a good long time (despite the fact that many love to go on and on about the demise of all this classical).

For the classical folk I suspect it’s wanting a larger audience … maybe wanting to appeal to the “common man”. I wonder.

In any case, this writer doesn’t seem to care for the pop folk crossing over to the classical world.

I remember hearing Elvis Costello’s work. Or at least parts of it. It was a sort of “sounds like” work … there was Ravel, I remember. Other composers as well. But mostly I remember it went on. It went on and on … and on … and on.

Me? I think I’ll become a rock oboist. Yes, indeedy. Can’t you see me up there?

Right. I guess not.

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