Saturday, June 01, 2013

Another day - another classical music anniversary

'An event doesn't exist until the media announces it. Once the media announces it, it is an event whether or not it exists' - Jerry Rubin
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4 comments:

shall said...

The whole anniversary year divisible by 50 fetish is starting to set my nerves on edge. They're bartered like collectable trading cards on a school playground "I'll trade you a Wagner 200 and a Verdi 200 for Gesualdo 400."

Pliable said...

Shall, rest assured that you are not the only one with frayed nerves.

And there is a lot more to come before 2013 is finished....

But the good news is that the anti-anniversary bandwagon - which started here incidentally - is gathering momentum.

Aaken said...

That said, my father, composer Ton-That Tiet is turning 80 this year and I do wish to see some events, concerts taking place - or even people paying attention to his work, not because he is my father, but because I genuinely think his is great music.

Pliable said...

Thanks Aaken, hope this helps - http://www.overgrownpath.com/2013/06/now-lets-hear-it-for-composer.html