Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Meccano set of the orchestra

'The unfamiliar unpleasant ejaculatory onomatopoeic sadistic composition presumably in the fashion at the moment ... When indeed is the contemporary composer going to grow up and outlive the Meccano set of his orchestra?' Neville Cardus on Luigi Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero. Now read Cardus on Sibelius.

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