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You're playing serious music, and you want to be taken seriously. When they get my age wrong on the program, I wish they'd make me ...
The jazz musician is denied the dignity accorded the composer because not everything he composes is first written down, or, necess ...
It is ... useful to distinguish between the pornographic, condemned in every society, and the bawdy, the ribald, the shared vulgar ...
People on the East Coast regard people west of, say, Philadelphia as either slightly cute or slightly repugnant, alien life forms. ...
Let girls take a serious interest in art; let them take up some congenial study, let it be a branch of science or history. Let the ...
During the cattle drives, Texas cowboy music came into national significance. Its practical purpose is well known--it was used pri ...
Today, music heralds ... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.
If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact ...
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to
become.
Though Americans talk a good deal about the virtue of being serious, they generally prefer people who are solemn over people who a ...
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