concert hall music
‘Classical’ is the most common term for
the music studied at conservatories, which
entails a lifetime of professional dedication.
It is usually understood as an antonym of
‘modern’ music. However, this understanding of classical music is overly limited, both because it refers to a specific period of history,and because the epithet ‘classical’ can connote something ancient and old-fashioned.
In contrast to alternative terms, such as
‘cultured’ or ‘serious’ music, the concept
of ‘concert hall’ music refers to the most
common environment where this type of
music is performed. Concert hall music
should play an essential role in developing a
contemplative attitude towards the frenetic
cities of the 21st century.