"It seems to me that to organize on the basis of feeding people or righting social injustice and all that is very valuable. But to rally people around the idea of modernism, modernity, or something is simply silly. I mean, I don't know what kind of a cause that is, to be up to date. I think it ultimately leads to fashion and snobbery and I'm against it."
Jack Levine: January 3, 1915 – November 8, 2010
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Because That Google Doodle Really Annoyed Me
Claude Debussy is one of the most misunderstood of great composers. The inventive genius of his music, his radical newness is held captive to a facile and easy listening interpretation of a few of his pieces. The form of his music, how it grows out of the substance of the music, the melodies like no one before had written, its rhythms and non-functional harmonies, for me, counts as the real beginning of modern music. He did more than anyone to set music free.