[ExI] Objective standards?

Ben bbenzai at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 30 17:31:13 UTC 2015

William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:

     > the few diamonds (Ligeti's piano etudes for one)

Eeek!  My ears!!

Interesting composing technique: Push a piano down the stairs, record 
the resulting cacophony then write the notes down with triple-tempo.

This really does show that beauty is in the eye (or ear) of the beholder.

On the other hand, one thing that's missing from this thread, is any 
mention of Bach.  To me, he stands head and shoulders (and probably 
torso and waist) above all the other composers.  You mentioned diamonds, 
and Bach's music at its best is pure transparent crystal.

Ben Zaiboc

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