A composer to scare the bejesus out of the IPO

An interesting look at a seemingly grumpy composer.

Haaretz – Israel News – A composer to scare the bejesus out of the IPO

I like this quote:

“Enjoyment is a historical experience. People enjoy Mozart, Dvorak, Berlioz. If I want to enjoy a melody, I go to Schubert. This is a cultural experience. But of a work that was written the day before yesterday, I am critical. The enjoyment is only a part of my listening, a niche. Art is too serious a matter to limit it to the concept of enjoyment. That’s primitive. When a work appeals to taste, it is appealing to a low level: This is the same taste that chooses the color of a car, or upholstery, or a table. This is the same taste that chooses what ice cream to lick. Taste is base artistic judgment.”

Thanks to John W for sending the article my way.

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