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Reaction Essay to New World Symphony The Cool War and Oprah Winfrey to Back Purple By Russell Platt Brian Morton and Edward Wyatt Russell Platts article New World Symphony outlines some of the major obstacles he feels that classical music faces in todays society Brian Mortons article The Cool War sketches out a comparison between music politics and propaganda And Edward Wyatts article Oprah Winfrey to Back Purple comments on the Marxist propaganda used to get Alice Walkers book The Color Purple turned into a staged musical In all three of these articles there is a direct relationship between propagandizing the music and how this music becomes part of the way we relate to the world Russell Platts article New World Symphony in connection with Joseph Horowitzs book Classical Music in America carefully dissects the problems facing classical music linking its genesis to its creator and accomplishes this task by comparing and contrasting the standards of classical music in the late 1890s to todays standards In sharp contrast with todays classical music classical music in the 1890s was held in higher esteem In the 1890s music was more important than the people behind the music the musicians As a result foreign composers were not above migrating to the United States for the sake of music For example Czech composer Antonin Dvorak moved to the United States on December 15 1893 to start the National Conservatory in New York City This was also the day Dvoraks Symphony No 9 From the New World debuted In the year 2000 classical music was perceived a bit differently than it was in the 1890s In the musical society major orchestras and their musicians either refused to share touring schedules with other orchestras or were more concerned with personal recognition and loftier titles For example todays Three Tenors Plaacutecido Domingo Joseacute Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti are usually billed over the music theyre performing According to Platt Its
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