The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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