Virtuosity In Classical Music

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The position of classical music seems to be not as important as that in the past when it comes to twenty-first century. The passage discusses about the influence of modern technology and also immediate availability of music. High art and low art are the most contrasting concerns between musical world of today and that of the nineteenth century. Furthermore, the passage mentioned that music industry has relocated classic music that it makes profits in present-day customer culture. In the past centuries, like the Beethoven’s time, live music is the only choice to listen when there was no gramophone or other recording system. People had to go to the concert hall or domestic parlor in order to enjoy live performance. The sound reproduction technology somehow changes people’s way of how they can get in touch with music in modern times. With advanced technology, there are many selections to listen to music such as, buying music CDs in record store, browsing music on the social media, or just downloading it and listening to it with personal stereo like home or auto-mobile hi-fi, mp3 etc.…show more content…
Classical music originally should be concentrated on the composer, intension of composing the music and artistic conception rather than virtuosity. Nevertheless, recomposed classical music for virtuosity distracts the original one. The audience by then only focus on the different performing mode like playing really fast which is even recorded in world records: fastest violin player performing “bumble bee” in 54.24 seconds, (Guinness World Record), doing lots of fancy techniques, performing in an abnormal position or playing complicated movement such as 24 caprices for solo violin op.1 by Niccolo Paganini and also the skillful performer. Under this circumstance, virtuosity changes how audience think about music and the purpose of listening to the

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