Neo-Romanticism Comic and Plato’s Opinion of Art in the Perfect City

http://www.classicalmusicisboring.com/archive/2010/10/cmib00005.html

This comic pokes fun at Neo-Romanticism, which is used to make melodies more folk like, and like the comic says give it a “subtle hint of modal spice”. I was reminded of the part of the Republic where Socrates bans certain forms of art in order to create the perfect city. Neo-Romanticism is simple and doesn’t explore dissonances, making it a close candidate for Socrates’ perfect city. I thought it was a funny comic that also related well to the perfect city, with no spice. The city built on a triad.

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One Response to Neo-Romanticism Comic and Plato’s Opinion of Art in the Perfect City

  1. Hi,

    Glad you liked the comic.

    And also that you don’t have a facile interpretation of Plato’s ‘ideal city; too many superficial readings of The Republic about these days.

    Sounds like a great course.

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