The music of Webern should be taught alongside the stories of Lydia Davis.
Saying that the view of “the composer should be free of the expectations of the audience” is analogous to the “Why pass gun laws? Criminals will still get guns” view of gun control is not provocative; it is ignorant, petty, and cheap. Have some respect for your audience. They can make their own interpretationsContinue reading “7 statements.”