Classical Music

Arcangelo Corelli "Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 4" (Part 1) by Ensemble L'aura Soave in Cremona, Italy 
Classical Music has almost died in America. Perhaps this is a good sign because the genre itself has become so polluted by the influx of 20th-century's discordant classical music. Today's orchestras, clothed in black, "on the clock" and overworked, are now forced to mechanically churn out lowest-common-denominator performances of pop crowd pleasers in an effort to keep the doors open.
This section of "The Music Futurist" is dedicated to setting the record straight. I will be writing about the real great masterworks of classical musical art that were created by the geniuses who lived in the six-centuries that preceded the discords that began arriving in the early 1900s. The European classical music tradition is one of the greatest music traditions the World has ever known, but its reality has been obscured by a thin veneer of snobbery and elitism, and its very existence is unknown to millions of children influenced by a dangerous corporate educational system.
Don Robertson "The Music Futurist"


Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns: A Cold Saturday Night in 

Nashville with Hilary Hahn

"The Return to Tonality"
Part 2 - Phillip Glass and John Adams (in progress)
Part 3 - (in progress)

"The Ostracism of the Tonal Composers"
Part 3 - Some 20th-Century Masterpieces
Part 4 - Alexander Scriabin 

Tomas Luis de Victoria "O Magnum Mysterium" by the Sixteen in England

"The Sacred Choral Music of the Renaissance"
Work on this series is in progress

Richard Wagner "Overture to Die Meistersinger" by the Vienna Philharmonic

"Revolution in Music Drama - The Work of Richard Wagner"
Work on this series is in progress

"French Romantic Music - Franck Thru Ropartz and Duruflé"
Work on this series is in progress

"Gregorian Chant" 
Work on this series is in progress

Part 1 - Music From an Ancient Time
Part 2 - The liturgy of Gregorian Chant
Part 3 - Antiphons and Responsories
Part 4 - The Ordinary of the Mass
Part 5 - The Proper of the Mass - The Introit
Part 6 - The Proper of the Mass - Gradual, Alleluia and Tract
Part 7 - The Proper of the Mass - Offertory and Communion
Part 8 - Hymns (Part 1)
Part 9 - Hymns (Part 2)
Part 10 - Hymns (Part 3)
Part 11 - Hymns (Part 4)
Part 12 - Sequences (Part 1)
Part 13 - Sequences (Part 2)
Part 14 - Litanies (Part 1)
Part 15 - Litanies (Part 2)
Part 16 - Holy Week and Easter (Part 1)
Part 17 - Holy Week and Easter (Part 2)
Part 18 - Holy Week and Easter (Part 3)
Part 19 - Holy Week and Easter (Part 4)
Part 20 - Holy Week and Easter (Part 5)
Part 21 - Holy Week and Easter (Part 6)
Part 22 - The Plainsong Publications

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