Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In response to the "Blame Game"

It is known throughout the world that history, will and forever more be condemned to itself. We "artists" always feel neglected by the general population...however maybe it is them who feel neglected by us. I find it irresponsible in todays culture to commit oneself to music, and only study one genre and/or style. We live today...in a culture where almost every piece written can be heard, a culture that can literally store an entire library of recordings on a device that can now fit in our pocket. Classical music is no longer at the forefront of our day simply because it is not required as it once was...but maybe that is our fault. Maybe we could try and understand the words of Tony Blair in saying, "people...need to take more responsibility". If things need to change, we need to change them. I agree with everything that was written...however I find myself pointing the finger at me, rather than others...

1 comment:

ericakyree said...

Thanks for responding to my original post. I certainly agree with what you're saying. We shouldn't expect anyone else to change; we should study history with the intent to change what we can ourselves. Does anyone have concrete ideas of things we can do, as students, to promote classical music and ensure a better, less divisive musical future in America?