(one operagoer's notes)
The classical world needs to show somehow that all the great composers are kindred spirits.
Well, what I was trying to say was: people in the pop world may see Cage or Stockhausen or Philip Glass as rebellious, "un-classical," modern, and relevant, but, in fact, all the great composers possess these qualities, or can be understood in vitally modern terms. The thought was perhaps a bit compressed.
Thanks for the explanation. I think I found it more opaque because I'd mentally transposed Jelly Roll Morton into the post...
Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.