Month: February 2018

Baroque or (ba)Rock and Roll?

How does one define “classical” music? How is it different from other genres, such as “rock and roll” or “jazz”? In what way is “baroque” music different (or the same) as other so-called “classical” music?

Why do we carve musical genres into these subsets, anyway, and what are the characteristics that define each and create distinctions from other genres? Is there more commonality between genres than we realize?

Go, team!

Rumor has it there is some sort of big sporting event happening today. Not knowing much about these things, I can’t take sides or even comment!

But it brings to mind some famous (and a few infamous) MUSICAL competitions and rivalries in the baroque era!