eh I was just saying that Richter etc. compose music in a similar style but 'contemporary classical' is a more general term that transcends a particular style—but they certainly fall under the 'contemporary classical' umbrella (which is very wide), and you can name your playlist whatever you want. I was just being snarky because I don't like them.
@ut0 okay, so you don't like their 'kind' of orchestral music - I'm willing to disassociate them with anything to do with contemporary classical, coming up with my own solution regarding 'those guys' - and for playlist purposes I've now placed their albums under a title: 'Orchestral soundscape'. I suppose I was ignorant to assume everyone here was on the same page, that we were talking of defining a term for 'those guys'. I'm sure there are composers today that compose radically different music more worthy of the title of contemporary classical - in comparison to the 'classics', correct? Care to enlighten?
@Knubbas Says the man that tagged Richter and Arnalds as 'modern classical'. Synonymous much? Max Richter, Arnalds, Jóhannsson and co. DO have a distinctive sound that I can group, so there's a genre there somewhere, I dislike the term 'contemporary classical' as much as anyone else, but hey, alliteration's got me good. I mean post-rock's bad enough, but I've grown so accustomed to it...
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We shouldn't even call "classical" nor "instrumental" to all the music prior to the XX century. All the music is instrumental, even if there's only voice, which is obviously a musical instrument too. And the classical music corresponds only to the Neoclassical period, and it's quite different than the baroque or the romanticist ones. CULT, ERUDITE, ACADEMICAL or ART are better terms to reach all that wonderful musical tradition.