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Old 08-21-2019, 12:13 AM
PatrickLondon is offline
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Originally Posted by EinsteinsHund View Post
Classical music mostly has no beat

Beethoven was constantly playing with syncopation (5th symphony first and last movements), and any number of classical composers used the dance rhythms of their day in different pieces. The first names coming to my mind are Brahms and Dvorak, but Spanish dance rhythms had quite a vogue too

And try Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

But if you mean, it isn't bound by the limitations of a fixed tempo for a roughly three-minute piece, then you're not wrong. But that's a feature, not a bug. It"s the whole point.