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First Play: Kronos Quartet feat. Tanya Tagaq, Tundra Songs

First Play: Kronos Quartet feat. Tanya Tagaq, Tundra Songs

February 23, 2015
National

"The great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein once explained, to a rapt audience of well-dressed schoolchildren, that music is meaningless. "No matter how many times people tell you stories about what music means, forget them," he instructed his eager pupils. "Music is never about anything. Music just is. Music is notes."

It’s a buzzkill of a concept. What well-adjusted child or adult would prefer to think of the William Tell overture as a sequence of E-flats and F-sharps than as a fanciful sonic adventure story?.."

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Related Composers: Derek Charke