Why isn't there a classical composer like Beethoven, Chopin or Mozart today?
Why there aren't composers writing in a classical style today?
Why don't we hear of classical composers today like we do of Beethoven, Chopin or Mozart?
My question may be strange, but I am really curious.
Well you know I think it’s probably because composers sort of reject what has been done in the past or build upon it and try to make something unique out of it. In some cases in the 20th century they failed miserably and even today. However there are some wonderful composers post today and hopefully in the future. I would recommend the works of Adams to you. As an example. Rachmaninoff wrote stuff which was basically like Brahms and Wagner during the 1930s. His competition was George Gershwin and others. Rachmaninoff himself said that he was a dinosaur. Now true some of his piano pieces are incredible and incredibly hard to play but it really did belong to the previous century. Music written at any given time reflects the history and the times that they are written in. Mozart and Beethoven wrote in the very very different time then we have today. So if you want to live by candlelight as they did, then perhaps writing music like them would work. But today we are digital whether we like it or not and the times they are a changing to quote Dylan. So I guess I would recommend that you enjoy the music of the past that you like but don’t expect to hear it written nowadays because if it is it will be rejected by the large majority of people simply because society technology and the world has changed since those pieces were written.