“Modern disavowal of musical traditions and fragmentation of styles forces every composition to justify its existence independently, unmediated by commentary on its aesthetics or techniques.” — Giselher Schubert in the Grove article about music in Germany.
. . . when you mix text from American author Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick — “Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever… CONTINUE READING