Trying New Music: Take the Plunge

Music: ‘The Exterminating Angel’

Who’s afraid of new music? Me, for one.

Sure, I’ve been listening to classical music most of my life and have had plenty of exposure to the modern repertoire — although in music circles, “modern” usually refers to anything from 1900 on.

I’ve sat through performances of Cage’s 4’33”, in which a pianist doesn’t play a note; thrilled to Berg’s atonal operas; and contemplated the Zen-like works of the Minimalists, including Glass and Adams.

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