What's REALLY Missing From Contemporary Music
“It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.” - W.A. Mozart
"Beseech the eternal God that He keep us on the path of virtue, honor and justice, ennoble and purify my heart and soul." - G. Meyerbeer
“No friend have I. I must live by myself alone; but I know well that God is nearer to me than others in my art, so I will walk fearlessly with Him.” - L. van Beethoven
"Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God." - Felix Mendelssohn
"I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired." - Richard Wagner
“Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.” - Johannes Brahms
Compare those men with Schoenberg, Stockhausen, and Foss.
Composers today concern themselves with insignificant musical developments, and worry about what was lost with the move to equal temperament, or whatever - yadda, yadda, yadda; blah, blah, blah - but a much larger problem with music today is that it has absolutely no spiritual content whatsoever. The audience senses this.
I'm sure she's playing music with spirit.