I was searching for the Mozart violin concerto on YouTube, and came across this video, which I don't know if many of you have seen:
Basically, the soloist, during the cadanza, combines bluegrass, classical, Indian, blues, Romanian folk style, and many other unorthodox playing styles. He even whistles, sings, and uses the instrument as a drum!
This raises the question: is this Mozart? Is it acceptable? If music is a form of entertainment, and it entertians us, is it not fulfilling its purpose? So many classical musicians seem outraged at the idea of crossing the genres like this!
Of course there isn't only entertainment in music; but inspiration, emotional evocation, etc. But if music that crosses genres like us, can temper our emotions and thoughts, is it not true music?
Is there a line? Should it be crossed?
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