It is important to know that someone has been there

In any creative society, it is vitally important for someone to be willing to go to extremes and set new parameters. We may not have the courage to go over the edge ourselves, but it is important to know that someone has been there.
Quote is by Peter Lavezzoli from his book The Dawn of Indian Music in the West. Pierre Boulez died on Jan 5, 2016. Read Jonathan Harvey's revealing thoughts on Boulez here. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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