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knud wrote:But new works do have to be new.
>>It seems hard to be "original,"
> Original and good are not neccesarily synonymous. Brahms wrote some good
> At this point in music history, the reliance on "soundAny value can serve as an excuse for bad music. But I can't see how one
> effects" and novelty has lost it's appeal for many. Now the meat seems to take
> center stage again. Novelty is only good in a meaty context. Novelty for it's
> own sake has spawned endless orchestral works with xylophone obbligato. Excuse
> me while I yawn.
can tire of newness. It seems almost logically impossible. Unless the
definition of new would be having a xylophone, but that's not the case.
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