31 Oct 387 • Facets
In the Classical style the smaller parts (harmonic progression) are self-similar to the larger parts (structural form) in a musical composition in a proportionate, architectural manner.
In the Romantic style or the smaller parts became more fluid while the larger parts remained classical - an evolutionary process.
In the Late-Romantic style both parts became more and more fluid until they fully dissolved, deteriorated, mixed, or scrambled in the Modern Style.
This inevitably brought musical evolution to a screeching halt (after the humanity defying inferno of the Great World War Conflict of 1914-1945) and since then stylistic cloning commenced for the past 50 odd years. But cloning prevents evolution - due to degradation - and musical language in the western world will have to consider itself possibly at a dead end by the 16th clone generation.