Some of my favorite music today was written for adults in the Thirties through the Sixties (Ray Conniff, Henry Mancini, Herb Alpert, Ennio Morricone, Sinatra, Glenn Miller, various film scores, etc.), plus some classic pop and rock and classical compositions.
Serious question: Is music today still being written for adults? It seems to me that most of the new stuff (aside from classical) is for young people, and that mature adults pretty much just listen to the music they enjoyed when they were growing up.
If this observation is largely true, why? And if it isn’t, where can I go to hear some good music written for adults? I must admit, most of what I have heard of recent vintage (sacred or secular) is not aimed at me and has left me cold.
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