Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The art of unchecked trivia


"And the work of Michael Nyman arose chiefly from his rejection, as a critic and composer, of ascetic, Bolulez-led modernism" - this week's gem from the peerless journalist who also wrote about "the flaws of a classical blogosphere that trades in unchecked trivia."

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4 comments:

Pliable said...

It's actually quite surprising how many recordings Pierre Bolulez has made.

Perhaps Norman will devote a whole article to him?

k.hobday said...

The next paragraph is even better. I'm sure Wojciech Kilar and Chopin would have something to say about Nyman's music for 'The Pianist', Roman Polanski's telling of famed Polish composer-pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's survival in the Nazi-controlled Warsaw ghetto...

Pliable said...

Email received

Dear Pliable,

Er, that would be "The Piano".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107822/fullcredits#cast


Michael Richards

Pliable said...

Not a word from the Guardian.

As I said before, never let the facts stand in the way of a good story.