Classical music is better


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Evgeny Kissin performing in Jerusalem at the International Convention Center on Oct. 7, 2031. Kissin is one of the most accomplished pianists in the world and has performed an enormous amount of ‘classical’ repertoire.

Orion Kim, The Rubicon

According to sophomore Henry Choi, he thinks “that modern music is worse because, over time, music has gotten less complex, with very basic rhythm and melody, whereas classical music has many layers of complexity to it, with several layers of music to a melody.”
Choi continued that the complexity of classical music creates more emotions. “While one may be able to relate to modern music through lyrics, I’d argue that it is easier to relate to music through the emotions it conveys. The complexity of classical music is what allows it to portray such in-depth emotions, whereas modern music’s lack of complexity means a lack of emotion, making it harder for the listener to relate to,” he said.
In conclusion, although the classical music audience is relatively small compared to the rest of music consumers, classical music has been around for so much longer and paved the way for other genres of music, therefore it is the better genre.