Troyens

Troyens

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Found in the NY Times


Photo by Lambert Orkis


Interesting week:

11 comments:

Henry Holland said...

"suddenly these just extremely simplistic, user-friendly, lightweight, sort of music lite," he said. "People are winning Pulitzer Prizes writing this stuff now."

Hello Mr. Pot, I'd like you to meet Mr. Kettle, you have a color in common.

Nice rant by DJA.

Steve Hicken said...

Adams: An internecine skirmish breaks out amongst the Tonalist troops in the Style Wars. A fragging, even.

kalimac said...

Adams is not a simplistic composer, and never has been. Just because a charge is untrue when said of him, doesn't mean that it cannot be true of others.

Lisa Hirsch said...

It certainly could be true. If only he'd tell us who he's talking about!

kalimac said...

David Lang? In that case, I'd be at least halfway minded to agree.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Well, he didn't say!

The only Lang I know is Little Match Girl Passion, which is gorgeous and not at all simple or simple-minded.

Anonymous said...

...much better if that had stayed lost in The Times.

I mean, has he forgotten how the marketing department at Nonesuch knocked La Monte Young out of the minimal quartet, putting Adams in alongside Riley, Reich, and Glass?

kalimac said...

He did say, and not very far between the lines, either.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Hmm. Looking over the list of Pulitzer winners, I realize I don't know that many of them, so I cannot personally assume or guess that it's Lang, especially given my own view of Lang's Pulitzer winner.

Joe Barron said...

Carter was right. Adams is truly awful. Strange, though: I once saw them chatting amicably at Zenkel Hall.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Gotta disagree about Adams - I love a lot of his music. Also, here's some stuff Adams wrote recently about Carter.