Monday, April 24, 2006
Well, it's over. And it was thouroughly depressing. I mean, why would you ever need to know who invented the piano, or whether Phillipe de Vitry wrote Ars Nova or Musiche Gestutche. And my essays comparing theBaroque to the Classical and the Classical to the Romantic were just bad. Between the Baroque and the Classical, people wrote stuff. There were these guys, and they were really bored because their TV was broken, so they just wrote a new cantata every week. I wish that's what I could've said, but no. I had to be all analytical and shit. There was increased dissonance and chromaticism, with more idiomatic compositions and sacred music being written in the vernacular. Cause they were bored.