It seems to me that one of the greatest values of music is its spiritual power,said Edison Vasiljevitš Denisov (1929 - 1996), and added:
its ability to carry a great `spiritual charge´ (typesetter's note: I do not know exactly what it mean?).
Music carried according to Denisov this charge during pre-Bach and Bach epochs, as well as for some time afterwards Mozart, Brahms and so on. In the 20th century, this charge was, to a considerable degree, lost, saw by him.
During our lifetime, for a long while, the loss of spiritual values has progressed, or their leveling, or even a negative attitude to them revealed by the growth of so-called atheism - a phenomenon very dangerous to mankind.I do not think so. It is nothing but a necessary step in mankind, but
I agree with the Denies, new classical music composers have a certain kind of a bluffer.
A lot of artists perceived the leveling of spiritual values and their replacement by false values. In music - both in academic and in new - there is a lot of what we may call bluff. Currently, even some prominent names, experiencing intense professional scrutiny closely follow all the slightest changes of fashion - and, since they possess a certain technique and skills in the application of cliché, they often deceive the audience. Take the great artists of the past - Mozart, Bach, or Brahms; from Russian music, take Mussorgsky, Glinka, Tchaikovsky. Those never cheated the audience, never fooled anyone - they were always honest and sincere.
At present, unfortunately, the idea of honesty often disappears from art. Even significant composers, and to a much greater extent, artists, often indulge in bluffing, whereas the audience, having lost the criteria, takes this bluff at face value.
One may compose a lot of good pieces, but they will be, so to say, beautiful musical architecture with very little spiritual content.It's too bad that he (1929 - 1996) just had time to hear band named King Crimson.
Это слишком плохо, что он (1929 - 1996) только успел услышать группу под названием King Crimson, 1969 ->