My name is Flodoard Quolke and I approve this approach to bringing back classical music! Twerking to classical music is a thing now.
B-Classic presents The Classical Comeback: a new music video format that gives classical music the same prestige as pop and rock music by combining the timeless emotion of classical music with the visual talent of a contemporary director.
…and butts. And “classic” sexual objectification of women, kind of. OK, actually I’m not quite sure wether this is a brilliant idea. I’d love to have Dvořák’s opinion on this. I guess he might have a different taste than Drake, Rihanna and the likes when it comes to music videos
Classical music is no longer static or serious. B-Classic is an innovative Belgian classical music festival that leverages the power of classical music to engage new audiences — without compromising on quality.
B-Classic wants to give classical music the same recognition as pop and rock music. That’s why we are proud to announce The Classical Comeback: a new music video format that combines the timeless emotion of classical music with the visual talent of a contemporary director.
This year’s B-classic festival is all about Slavonic dances. That is why the first Classical Comeback is an ode to the man who is known as the godfather of Slavonik dance music: Antonín Leopold Dvořák. The Czech composer wrote his famous New World symphony in New York, where he was welcomed as a superstar. Everywhere he went, the atmosphere changed and people would be ecstatic. When his symphony was published, conductors and orchestras all over the world picked it up.
Raf Reyntjens shot B-classic’s first Classical Comeback video in South Korea. Where the local Wayeva group performed their unique choreography on Dvorak’s New World. Asia today is what America was 100 years ago: the new world. Great composers like Dvorak did write their music for everyone. Their goal was to give people a break, let them escape from reality and to move them.