"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, December 24, 2015
Jennifer Higdon - O Magnum Mysterium
Handel and Haydn Society.
Grant Llewellyn, director
This setting is unusual in that most of those I've ever heard are for voices alone, without instruments. It is also unusual in using an English translation as well as the Latin original.