[REPOST] Que boulez-vous?

De mortuis nil nisi bonum : one of those proverbs that seem to have
been written with a very specific target in mind! Let us assume
that Boulez would have taken it as a compliment to point out that he was
a metamusician. His performances were actually criticisms; this is why
he sometimes played things that [as one had thought] he barely
respected, as it was the integrity of the criticism that mattered, not
the integrity of its subject. Along the way, he shed a lot of light on
a lot of things. And as for the things upon which he shed no light, or
more heat than light…well, de mortuis, etc.

(originally posted 26 September 2016)

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