MacDaddy, on 11 January 2017 - 02:53 PM, said:
I don't think any form of 'popular music' has moved music forwards. If anything 'popular music' is musical regression.
If you look at the 'classical' world there is progression of tonality, harmony, rhythmic device etc. No 'artist' of 'popular' music has pushed musical boundaries in the same way as people like Beethoven, Wagner, Shoenberg, Stockhausen.
Possibly, but the aforementioned "Classical" composers are, in musical terms, from ancient history. In the 60s, 70s and even 80s there were lots of artists pushing the boundaries. Taking lots of influences and mixing/shaking them up. Also, "Classical" music, as we call it now, was the popular music of the day, by and large.
Edited by mikel, 11 January 2017 - 05:09 PM.