This week, we continue the musical theme for the Playpen, but it’s a twofer.
First, from reader Jason:
So I grew up playing the piano. The “piano-forte” – literally “soft-loud” because the player could control the volume based on how hard the keys were struck was invented in the 1700’s, and those musicians who have stood the test of time, were first and foremost masters of that instrument: Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Debussy, et al. The guitar, and especially the electric guitar, were invented in the century where we have lived. What musicians from this era will survive and be called “classical” music in the year 2200?
My first thought would be someone like Miles Davis, but honestly, I have no clue.
Speaking of classical music, though, I got a hoot out of this:
Make sure you scan through the entire thread, because it’s great. How many of you got your first exposure to classical music through cartoons? I know I did.