It all goes back to the war of the romantic
Posted by Trung on 1/10/2017, 6:51 am, in reply to "Re: You think all the time I ranted about Wagner and Schoenberg would have given an indication "
"Composers from both sides looked back on Beethoven as their spiritual and artistic hero; the conservatives seeing him as an unsurpassable peak, the progressives as a new beginning in music."
It takes a serious amount of hubris to believe that their music can progress beyond Beethoven. How can you progress beyond perfection (or at least as perfect as it is humanly possible)?
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