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Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony
Dear Geoff - I understand and accept all you say - but it does seem to me that the implication remains in your argument that bourgeois/decadent/excessive music = an alignment with the Nazis etc. My point of listing composers such as Korngold were that they chose to remain artistically 'decadent' but in no possible way could be deemed to have any sympathy for the fascist regime.
Clearly composers such as Weill/Eisler chose to use their Art as a political statement. Not all composers did or do and I am not sure we should think less of them if they do not.
In very recent times with the upsurge in Social Media there has been a massive compression of the news agenda - headlines have more impact than articles - and with so many opinions available it becomes easier for the consumer to find a review/article that supports their own previously held position. This makes it very hard for any journalist or critic to make an impact with a considered and detailed piece. The context in which most people take on news and information militates against it.
One of the pleasures of writing for MW is the fact that there are no limits on space - not always to the advantage of the review some might argue!
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Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Geoff Diggines December 13, 2016, 10:47 am
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Ralph Moore December 13, 2016, 1:31 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Des Hutchinson December 13, 2016, 1:33 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Colin Mackie December 13, 2016, 2:05 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - paul corfield godfrey December 13, 2016, 2:22 pm
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Nick Barnard December 14, 2016, 12:14 am
- Re: Richard Strauss Apline Symphony - Dominy Clements December 15, 2016, 11:09 am
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