I posted on here before about learning to compose, after hearing some classical music that moved me enormously.
I have been researching many of the famous composers from all over the world; Brahms has particularly enlightened me.
Whilst researching and listening to Johannes Brahms, his Wikipedia page states the following:
While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures
What does 'too academic' mean in this circumstance? Initially (after taking piano lessons for just over a month now) I would have said this was a good thing, was it not?