Any interest for "modern composers" ?
I've been asking myself for long if an artist like Ludovico Einaudi, could be considered as classical.
But then I've decided to create new classical categories to tag such music.
So I tag Ludovico Einaudi as "Classical Ambient".
It's interesting to see all the top "modern composers" tagged as "classical" at last.fm:
you see :
I've seen also some modern tendencies regarding classical music (that doesn't sound to me like classical at all).
atonal, electroaccoustic, "music concrete", serialism....
Such stuff are usually not "popular", although it seems they got some attention because of the soundtracks of Stanley Kubrick films.
I like weird stuff like xenakis (bohor especially) , but I find it hard to consider it as classical.
There are stuff , relatively popular, I tag as "classical crossover".
Take classical music, makes it a bit bombastic, makes it played by sexy people , mix it the same way as pop music ......
This gives artist like vanessa mae , bond, Emma Shapplin ...
Well sorry, for what may seem a digression. But I feel some people are praising a bit too much old records , while it's not as if new content is missing.