I blogged about my book on the future of classical music. And tweeted about it. And put an update on Facebook.
And in all of that, I forgot to mention the title! It’s Rebirth. Meaning — of course — that classical music won’t die, but instead will be reborn. Or, more formally, the title might be Rebirth: The Future of Classical Music.
From the mine of thoughts that will go into the book (this one goes in the very first chapter): I know the rebirth may be painful for people who like classical music in its traditional form. And I know that some of them — including people whose comments I value here — might think the rebirth will dumb classical music down.
I sympathize. But I think classical music in fact will get smarter. Does it present an intelligent face to the world right now? No way, and chapter VIII of the book, “World Gone Wrong,” will give many reasons why.
The rebirth, in any case, is already happening, and it can’t be stopped. I’m excited about it. Understatement! And I think it’ll make classical music better for just about everybody. Including people like me, who grew up under the old rules, and want to keep diving into classical music’s depths.