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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Since no-one wants a "new" composer to rehash or copy what has gone before, this is hardly surprising, is it?
    Depends what you mean by copy.

    I wouldn't object if someone wrote another clarinet concerto that was on a par with Mozart's in the same style, I think there's room for more than one.

    I don't even object too much when people use classical music themes in pop music.

    So I don't think you can claim no-one wants this, who knows. I'd think film producers want this sort of thing all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirime View Post
    A general apathy towards one's appreciation of the craft, tools and techniques of composition will result in music that basically just won't sound particularly well-crafted, convincing or musical. Vested interest and a love of learning about the craft and a passion for improving one's technique will result in music that does express that innate musicality very well.
    I take your point that anyone may potentially improve their ability to execute their musical whims with a bit of study, but I wouldn't go so far as to say you couldn't make music without it. How much it suffers from lack of training will be down to the natural talent of the composer, but it may still be quite effective and musical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrien View Post
    Depends what you mean by copy.
    I mean copy.

    Quote Originally Posted by adrien View Post
    I wouldn't object if someone wrote another clarinet concerto that was on a par with Mozart's in the same style, I think there's room for more than one.
    "Another" clarinet concerto "on a par" with Mozart would not be what I mean by copy - anymore than "another" symphony on a par with Beethoven's 9th would be a copy.

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    I don't even object too much when people use classical music themes in pop music.
    Pop music? I thought this was a thread about new classical composers?

    Quote Originally Posted by adrien View Post
    I'd think film producers want this sort of thing all the time.
    Hence my defence of Hans Zimmer - but again, I assumed we were talking about new composers for the concert hall - not for cinema which is a different product altogether.
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    A great education just reading all the erudite posts. When i see a pianist thrashing through the arpeggios of Chopin etc..[think of the conductor with a whip trying to control a rearing grand piano!] i am dazzled by the virtuosity of the player , but left with a meal that has gone right thru in double quick time .[sorry] Count von Grobschnitt might have been impressed by the swish and swizzle , but he was paying good d'marks to learn the piano from Flash Harrisburg.

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