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November 02, 2012


Beth, I love that image! It is from my favourite period in art - I've never been of the view that post-Enlightenment art was 'better' - quite the contrary! For me when art started to imitate life, it began going downhill. I haven't read Teju's essay - thanks for mentioning it, I'll look it up now.

I wish I could hear your Stravinsky performance (and watch the reherasals of your choir!), it sounds wonderful. I'll try to find a version of his Mass on Youtube.

Natalie, if you find the Mass on Youtube, will you drop a link? I'd love to hear it, too.

And Beth, thank you for the link to Teju's article, which I hadn't read, and which I really enjoyed. (Not surprising; I usually enjoy TC's work.) I like this idea of art which is God-regarding. That merits more thought.

Here's a link to movements I-III of the Mass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5MHwHS5Doo

and to Movements IV and V: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkYajAfjM3A

I need the consolation of this. Thank you.

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