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I take issue with Rufus' claim that he is "saving" classical music by bringing melody and tonality back to opera. I am a classical composer and have been writing songs and opera using melody and tonality for the last twenty years, as have many other well known composers--Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, and many more (people who rebelled against atonal, hyper-academic serialism of the 1950s--tonality and post-romanticism/minimalism have been around since then). His statement comes off as arrogant and poorly informed, despite his apparent good intentions.
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