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I think the entire section on Neo-Baroque music needs to be deleted. While many of those composers used contrapuntal and fugal textures (honestly, the Bach style of "fugue" was not really representative of the Baroque style, a survey of earlier fugues shows that many composers considered the fugue as a device and not a form), they did not write at all in the Baroque idiom. I am going to delete Beethoven, along with a few of the more prominent Romantics, from the list as ideological basis for the Romantic style came about as the direct opposite to the Baroque.
A composer who is writing in the Baroque style will not just occasionally write using quasi-Baroque idioms, but would actually apply baroque theory and form to their works. Jmclark (talk) 14:34, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
W.A. Mozart was taken off as well. He grew up in the Baroque era and was contemporary with many composers who freely passed back and forth between the baroque and classical styles. Neo-Baroque composers really should be those who consciously emulated the baroque style. Jmclark (talk) 14:38, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
I agree here. To call anyone who writes a fugue a "neo-baroque" composer is absurd. Neoclassicism (music) includes drawing from both classical and baroque eras and is a 20th century concept. I've rephrased the paragraph and removed the anachronistic examples. DavidRF (talk) 21:51, 3 June 2009 (UTC)