If one attempts to grasp the compositional principles of Western musical practice in one term, dynamism might be one of the most important words coming to mind. This word that primarily means the opposite of a static position expresses an essential characteristic of Western culture having its root in deep-seated, indeed, religion-rooted layers.
Is it possible to compare a pop song and a classical piece of music? Do they share common values or at least have enough in common in terms of inner structure or way of thinking to an extent that such a comparison may be relevant? These and similar questions have been and are getting more and more necessary to pose for musicians belonging to the Western classical tradition.