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Posted by Geoff Diggines on May 18, 2012, 8:44 pm, in reply to "http://www.musicweb-international.com/SandH/2008/Jan-Jun08/lpo2505.htm"
Mr Walker has totally misread my comment on Holst's Planets. I am perfectly aware that the patriotic words were added later and not Holst's intention. But I did not claim this. Mr Walter is rather adding his own interpretation of my text. My point, which Walker totally misses, is that regardless of the composers intention the big tune in 'Jupiter' lends itself to such uses/abuses. I can't understand why a composer of usually such musical perception added such a pompous tune!As I suggested,now with additions, we are in deep space, with astronauts, and we are suddenly relocated into some parochial English public school image replete with playing fields,church spires, pastoral and quaint scenes of how some like to imagine England; privileged boys in top hats etc. And it really takes a radical lack of imagination to miss the meaning of 'anamorphic' in this context!Would not this astronaut scenario always already be set in an anamorphic spatio-temporal state with a recast of gravity formation. And would not the transformation to a mythical patriotic 'English rural scene, through Holst's smug tune, constitute a profond anamorphosis??
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