Thursday, January 10, 2008

New World Symphony and Discord

In the article New World Symphony and Discord Joseph Horowitz discusses the Czech composer Dvorak's discovery of 'black music' and how he became a proponent of it in the social and ethnic strata of the 'gilded age' of the USA.

A great story that made me want to play piano,again and think about how identity and expression is negotiated in our own age.

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"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster