In the modern world there are tons of musical bands and genres. We are used to hearing music everywhere we go, whether it is shopping, traveling, going to a friend’s house, or going to a bar. Music is now a part of our daily lives, but it is quite different from what it has been ages ago. We now listen to pop, rap, heavy metal, rock, etc. But do we remember where it all began? Classical music is timeless, and it has been used to express different emotions, tell a story, or paint a picture without using words. Below are just a few reasons why classical music is still popular.
Classical music is different than any other genre due to the range of instruments used. For example, in heavy metal, musicians mainly use electric guitars and drums. In a classical symphonic orchestra, they use four different sets of instruments, which include strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. With classical music there is more freedom to experiment with the instruments and with the number of people playing. Another reason why people love classical music is its composition. Famous composers such as Beethoven or Mozart, they did not add words to their music. They were creating music based on a range of emotions. For example, Beethoven tried to convey such emotions as despair, ecstasy, and fear. When someone listens to classical music, they are the ones who paint the picture in their heads that would be meaningful to them. Unfortunately, modern mainstream music has specific set of themes that ensure popularity but rob it of depth.
In the classical music orchestra, one of the most important people is the conductor. While the conductor is making sure everyone plays their part, they have the most responsible role. Conductors are the ones who are guiding the musicians during the performance. They are also the ones who read the notes carefully and try to understand what the composer tried to communicate to the audience. When attending classical music concerts, the audience has to be ready to invest some time into it. Length of those concerts is what defines the musical genre. It intrigues the audience and makes them spend a considerable amount of time trying to understand the meaning of the music.
This combination of the variety of instruments, the scale of the event that classical music represents, and the depth of emotional content in each peace that sets it apart. Global hits are short-lived no matter how many people love it at that moment. With classical music, the content is never on the surface, and the person listening returns to the same piece perhaps after years of not hearing it and find a new layer for themselves that they were not aware of or, perhaps, were not yet prepared for. You will note that the closest cousins to classical composition are film scores, many of which become as successful as the film itself. That is because they are not just great tracks, but valuable cultural artifacts.