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Walt Disney Concert Hall
|Stockhausen, Cage, and Bettison at Green Umbrella concert|
|Dangle the term “modern music” in front of your average classical music listener and chances are their reaction will range anywhere from polite indifference to outright bile-spewing hatred. Even after the advent of minimalism, neo-romanticism, the “new tonality”, and scores (pardon the pun) of composers who affect to write “accessible” music for the masses, the sometimes-gritty music of the mid-20th century avant-garde refuses to go away. If anything, it’s found a more secure footing than ever, enjoying a dedicated legion of young followers for whom such music holds no terrors. |
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