7 May 2006
Quote of the week
Paul Zrimsek, commenting at Protein Wisdom, addressing an earlier comment which ended with "What of Ives' 4'33"?":
Ives' intent here was quite clear: he wanted to be mistaken for John Cage. (The giveaway is that Cage's piece is written for piano; Ives would have written it for two orchestras, one not playing "Marching Through Georgia" at the same time the other isn't playing "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean".)
I honestly can't think of any way to improve on that paragraph.
(The actual Goldstein post is pretty swift, too.)Posted at 8:35 AM to QOTW