Sunday, January 27, 2008

How D'Ya Like That Schoenberg?

This is a great line:

Twentieth-century [classical] music,” [Kingsley] Amis wrote in 1982, “is like pedophilia. No matter how persuasively and persistently its champions urge their cause, it will never be accepted by the public at large, who will continue to regard it with incomprehension, outrage and repugnance.”

There are a few exceptions...

Just a few.

HT: Taki's Top Drawer


Anonymous said...

...Ralph Vaughan Williams among those exceptions. Arvo Part for another, imho.

Dad29 said...

...and I like Pendereczki's work.

Still a notable minority.