October 18, 2015

Diversity at work

... Stravinsky, Hindemith ... I have issues with them, but they’re not the same issues that I would find with the so-called contemporary composers of the late 20th century.  Elliott Carter, it was kind of pathetic what he was doing after 80 or 90 years.
The American composer George Walker speaking about his musical contemporaries, "In the life's coda, master composer George Walker has a symphony in mind", Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post, August 22, 2015.

I congratulate The Washington Post for allowing a black composer of serious music to prove to the world that, in America, one can be a certified asshole without being an uneducated white Republican voter.


Paolo Ubu said...

Your blog is pure gold. I stumbled upon it while desperately looking for someone who despises Lisiecki's bland and twinky pianism. Thank you!

Boom said...

Thanks, Paolo,

Always nice to hear from new readers!