On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 07:31:58 -0500, David Pickett wrote:
>At 22:24 02-11-03 -0500, bgarfink wrote:
>>I don't know if the novelist feels any antipathy for HIP, but the main
>>character displays a lack of interest at the very least; he refuses to go
>>to a concert of mostly Monteverdi because it's not his kind of program.
>What's wrong with that? I havent yet got back to Monteverdi myself!
>Why should one be expected to be interested in all music from 1600 to
>2003? How many on this list would willingly go to a concert of
>Stravinsky's late works, or Stockausen's or ...
It is always dangerous, or at least unfair, to impute the opinions of a
character to the author.
That said, my prime candidate for a desert island survival kit is CDs
of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, of which I own 5. And I have willingly
gone to performances of both Stockhausen and late Stravinsky, but not
Rodney Myrvaagnes J36 Gjo/a
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