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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


This from the inconceivably looney Percy Grainger:

"Composers missing technique are for ever following the dictates of untamed technical possibilities instead of the instincts of their emotions."

But then again, he did make up his own weird language, wrote some totally bizzarre music, and was a devout lover of Houston Stewart Chamberlain (whose works prefigure Nazi Eugenics, and who married Wagner's daughter), and does entitle a chapter of his memoir discussing his wife: "The NordicNature of my Love for Her" so I am not sure how much he's to be trusted. The quote is nice, however.


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