Due to the advancement of era, international music is universally recognized and accepted. It not only bridges cultures but also stimulates geographic communication. Therefore, accumulative numbers of people propose that we should promote international music at full steam. Nevertheless, others argue that traditional music deserves more attention because it embodies racial civilization. In fact, from all the aspects, traditional music is part of international music, and, in the meantime, international music is based on traditional one. Both of them ought to be promoted.
To define the terms of international music and traditional one comes first. International music falls to multitudes of factors, instancing classic music, pop music, R&B, and global traditional music. Simultaneously, traditional music is categorized into local and international. Therefore, we can see that the word of international represents a platform, and traditional is content. They are inseparable. Hence, while promoting international music, we must attach great importance to traditional one, and vice versa.
Another reason of progressing both international and traditional music is that they are mutually supportive. The significance of this practice has been evidenced by a Chinese work, Jasmine. This piece was passed to generations and enjoyed great reputation in China. However, the work wasn’t globally welcomed until it was performed in New Year Symphony, Vienna in 1994. It is apparent that this masterpiece makes international music more brilliant and international music makes it remarkable.
To sum up, traditionalized international music and internationalize traditional music are co-existent, so the evolution of former must be in conformity with the latter. Otherwise, we can not sustain them because both platform and content are indispensable. (267)