"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
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Olivier Messiaen - Twenty Meditations on The Baby Jesus - X - Meditation on the Spirit of Joy
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
There is a lot of jazz influence in this one, even hints of gospel music. I don't know how much of that was intentional but it's there to be heard. It is the most Ivesian of the set.