Since WHAT is perceived by some as being liberal... modern music or the discussion of traditional vs modern music?I've discovered, that many members here have 'politicized' modern music.
It has never been my intention to consciously "politicize" modern music, but apparently those who already have will say otherwise. It seems that a political undercurrent has been uncovered. Some members probably knew this all along.
The question arises: is the dialogue of "traditional forms of art and music vs. modern art" political by nature, since it is perceived by some as being liberal, leftist, Marxist, non-traditional, and even destructive of tradition?
Is this an attitude of those traditionalists who feel their tradition is being threatened?
Does "modernism" equate to "liberalism?"
Will we ever be able to discuss such a thing without it having political resonances, intended or not?
And why would modernism equate to liberalism, according to traditionalists? More likely, they would equate modernism with something more radical than liberalism! Liberalism (free speech, markets, conscience) is conservative, these days. When it was radical, Beethoven was writing his early string quartets.