The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27366   Message #339739
Posted By: The Shambles
13-Nov-00 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: Proper Music?
Subject: RE: Proper Music?
I was not suggesting for a moment that classical music should be called 'proper' music. I don't think I have ever heard anybody seriously use the word 'proper' in respect to it either. What the word does however, is sum up very well and hopefully convey the usually unsaid attitude here, towards classical music and towards all the music that is not considered to be classical. It explains also why that music has suffered and continues to.

Yes it certainly does imply the word 'moral' and that is the point I am making. I am not too surprised that anyone, who may not have lived and experienced our class system, may struggle to entirely understand that attitude and how deeply ingrained it is. That is why it is somewhat refreshing to hear from those that do not have this view.

Maybe the term we use for the music actually says it all?……… CLASSical…………