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Occasional Observation #168

With regard to music, I confess to being a complete peasant. I want to hear pretty tunes. . .sweet melodies. The modernists’ solipsistic atonal maunderings leave me completely cold. And I believe–with Toscanini–that it’s the conductor job to carry out the composer’s intentions and, to the extent possible, to play the music as it has been written, not as he or she wishes it had been written.

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