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Romy the Cat

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The “bread and circus” of classical music.

A ‘solution” was brewing in my mind: that “they” need would be moves. I think the cinematographers and are classical music promoters are loosing whole point in here. Classical music propagandists keep bitching that the classical music is loosing market share but at the same time they very aggressively under-utilize the magnificent tool that they have in theirs disposal: live of composers and partially musicians.

If the musicians somehow blessed with Hollywood attention: only God knows how many Mozart recordings were sole after  the “Amadeus” or Rachmaninoff III recordings after the “Shine” but composers are in deep shadow of cinematography. However, correlating the composer’s live and views with composed music is one the most fascinating thing in musical education.  In addition most of the composers were "jerks" or “off the wall” people and who would make better characters for Hollywood?

Ironically, cinematography, and in particularly the one we have today, is a magnificent tool to “ornament” classical composition with Hollywood sentimentalism and blown up drama. If it were done tastefully and with reasonable amount of talent then what would be more educational, entertaining and thoughtful then a 2.5 hours film about Robert and Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Peter Tchaikovsky or Sergey Rachmaninoff. How about the Shostakovich or Bach? The writer could go very crazy in here. It is not to write a 3 hours tragedy about a tanager that do not get enough chocolate because he sees dead people or about sexual advantages of midgets in Arctic poll. Here is where the material and the “drama” are already there, furthermore then have rendered in musical… juts take it and sell it….

The caT

"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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