But is that music? In my opinion-NO.
Music needs to have form and style, I am not saying I like all classical music, but I can appreciate the musicality involved in years of studying the notes and style of play.
I have been a keen Proms fan for many years and until recently I enjoyed the short season. It brought classical music too thousands of listeners and untold nights of pleasant music.
Before anybody thinks I do not (!) appreciate modern music, I will point out I like David Lanz and Paul Speer's collaborations, Suzanne Cianni and Stephen Caudel too mention a few, at the same time I can hear notes and although I may not be able to tell them apart I recognise the separate chords-something I find impossible in 'rap.'
Listening to a DVD of Brahms from the last Proms I recorded, brought home the point that in my view the season is rapidly degenerating.
Okay, Dr. Who was too entice the kids, but they see it on TV every week, big deal :( The kids came to see Dr. Who not listen to the music, why put it in the Proms?
The West Indian music has a 3 day festival at Notting Hill, London, which has been going on as long as I remember; why include 'rap' in the Proms? Isn't the festival dedicated to them enough?
What comes next?
Do away with the last night and "Rule Britania" and replace it with readings from the Koran, to appease the Muslims. Who by the way have so many radio stations on the BBC I lost count after 200.
What would Sir Henry Wood think?
As much as music progresses, we need to remember the real musicians and symphony writers like Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Brahms, Lizst and so on-what do you get now? DJ Crackhead or My man dungonna shit in ya pants.
Most of these people cannot even speak English, how are we supposed to be believe the can write music.
I was on one FB site and this 'rap' dude was talking in da lingo, man you no wat i am on about. I told him, after about 10 mins trying to decipher what he wrote, if you cannot write in a way I can read, then get lost.
BBC Radio 3 is the only radio station where you can hear classical music and the only station that has no Muslims or coloured people talking about music.