Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
Back then, the churches were big funders of composers and musicians. The
city churches were also incredibly wealthy, even by today's standards.
And the "masses" didn't attend the big cathedral church in town. That
was for the rulers, nobles and wealthy.
Bach didn't write free music for a church - he wrote it because they
hired him to write it!
> Similarly there used to be plenty of concert halls where the musicians
Which meant you had to have written music that people wanted to hear in
the first place. You were writing popular music to make money.
Commercial art again. The only difference is who's handing you the coin
for your music.
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