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?

Also on Facebook and Twitter. Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

Comments

Pliable said…
This comment has been removed by the author.
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.

Recent popular posts

I have seen the future and it is cardboard

Towards infinite potential

New classical audiences need new music

Classical music must woke up and smell the coffee

Have all the really great musicians come and gone?

When classical musicians fought against tuxedo fascism

Who is this Worgan Williams?

Virtue signalling does not sell concert tickets

What the composer found in his orgone box