Classical Music of the Twenty-First Century
by Don Robertson
© 2000 by Don Robertson
We have entered into a new century. What will the classical
music of this new twenty-first century be like? It is
difficult to prognosticate, but perhaps if we look back at the
history of classical music, we can better appreciate the
crossroads where we now stand, and this will better enable us
to guide the genre as it unfolds in new directions.
This white paper contains a history
of my experience with the classical traditions of the 20th
Century, my rejection of these traditions, then my subsequent
discovery of what classical music was really about by studying
the traditions of the past in both our culture and the
cultures of the East.
- Classical Music in Retrospect
- Twentieth-Century Classical Music
- Morton Feldman
- The Duochord
- A Change of Direction
- My Own Realizations
- What's Ahead?