Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When ideas fail, words come in very handy


Writing about the forthcoming Birmingham performance of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht BBC arts correspondent Rebecca Jones tells us:
'The opportunity to see it performed in its entirety for the first time will, therefore, become a significant landmark in the history of opera.'
Leaving aside the tortured syntax, can anyone provide an example of an insignificant landmark? Or is it a case of dream on?

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2 comments:

Pliable said...
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Pliable said...

An anonymous spokesperson for the defence using a made to comment profile fails the moderation test.

Sorry, but inflated language and woolly thinking will remain a target here, irrespective of whether the subject is Stockhausen or André Rieu, and irrespective of who writes it.

That's what blogs are - personal viewpoints. And no license fee is involved.