Each Monday he will cover a historical event. While majority of the post will be classical music, he will cover rock and jazz events as well. Before he became a classical composer he was in a rock band and then became a jazz pianist.
He also does Dr. Bob Prescribe every Tuesday where he recommends a CD or Book or film although you have to be a Patreon subscriber. He has prescribed 60ís folk revival music including Bob Dylan as well. I remember watching a streamed lecture where he said he preferred listening to Dylan over Dittersdorf
My favorite of his rock post was his expression of his dislike of Bohemian rhapsody. I think he finds it offensive that people compare it to opera considering he is an opera lover.
Regarding the Beatles vs Stones - he explained why The Beatles would last by comparing them to The Rolling Stones.
His view is that The Rolling Stones is dependent on the performance and canít be divorce from the context of that time period. However The Beatles musicality with itís melody, rhythm and texture has enough music substance to be reinterpret in different ways by different performance
At 6:54 mark
By the way His standpoint of judging rock music by the ability to be reinterpret by different performers is him judging rock music by the standard of classical music. In classical music there is no definitive recordings as recording technology didnít exist in the time period of majority of the composer. There is just the score and that has to be interpret by the performer and hence this creates a tradition of performers interpreting the composition.
In rock music there is a definitive recording where you can capture the original performance made by the songwriter themselves. The performance is intertwined in the quality of music by most rock fans standard of judging a piece of music. Most rock reviewers will judge not just the songwriting but the performance as well.
He is essentially filtering rock music through his own classical composer lens
Which is fine Iím full believer of individuals filtering music via their own personal background
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