February 05, 2006

A rose by any other name...

William J. Schafer:
[Harry] Nilsson and [Randy] Newman represent a musical literacy alien to the funky scuffling spirit of Liverpool or Memphis. Their music is basically classical—it catalogs and orders the scattered materials of pop musical culture.
Robert Ashley:
If a piece of music is under three minutes long, it's rock. Over three minutes, it's classical.
While not that useful for critical discussions, I'm in favor of Duke Ellington's system:
There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.

1 comment:

Hucbald said...

Cool. All of my little solo guitar studies are rock. I'll be sure to change my marketing strategy forthwith.