[lit-ideas] META: list guidelines useful as a black white-out

  • From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:51:19 -0400

"Karl T" is "trying to think up something really nasty
to say about Bösendorfers in retaliation."

To paraphrase Churchill, Bösendorfers have all the tonal virtues I dislike in pianos and none of the drawbacks I admire.

Poor Krystian Zimerman. Just after 9/11, his Steinway was confiscated by customs officials at JFK airport, who thought the glue smelled funny. They subsequently destroyed the instrument.

Mr. Nasty

Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes.
          -Aaron Copland on Ralph Vaughan Williams

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