I just read a little blurb about a concert which included this phrase:

…was uncharacteristically rhythmic for modern classical music….

I don’t want to sound like an idiot, but is modern classical music not rhythmic, for the most part? What did the writer mean, I wonder?

Feeling rather stupid ….


  1. Oh, that’s bad. The writer almost certain means, but has not said, “the rhythmic organization was more regular than in modern classical music…”

  2. argh, “MOST modern classical music…”

  3. Thanks, Lisa! Sometimes I need someone … a better writer! … to figure out what is trying to be said. I’m too slow to get it! 🙂