'Time to listen with new ears'
composer GORDON RUMSON admires
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been on the receiving end of some cutting critiques and they may be deserved
in some cases, but anyone who can do what he did here is a great pianist
and that's the end of it. Since virtually no one else has had the gumption
to play the work, I don't feel they have the right to criticise.
Someone has said there are wrong notes played here. But actually, when
one knows that the score itself is riddled with textual errors, something
else needs to be said. The fact is that truly great music transcends those
little dots on the page which, we must remember, are but shorthand for something
else. It might be nice if all the dots were nicely in order but there have
been enough nicely ordered performances of transcendental stupidity to prove
that this is not the essence of music. If nothing else we can finally get
this issue clarified.
There is much more to Sorabji's OC than that trifle. Sorabji's
music is an open door to new ideas in composition. New exuberance of the
imagination. New realms of transcendental greatness, of sublimity to explore.
Let us have enough of the musical equivalent of Samuel Beckett. It has been
done, and done better than by most who now try. Let us find out where music
can take us. Sorabji's music suggests new paths. Time to listen with new
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June 2000 Gordon Rumson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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