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Subject: Re: 'The Mania For Inclusion'
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 8 Feb 2018 14:52:46 -0500
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Is it really so difficult to detect the presence of greatness in music?

As Claude Rains, portraying a fictional composer in the brilliant
Bette Davis film, DECEPTION, says: "try listening to it after Beethoven".

dtmk.

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Pandora Shaw <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> In fact, ARE there any great female composers? Pray tell.
>
>     On Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:34 AM, Wendell Eatherly <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
>  On Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:54:40 -0500, Genevieve Castle Room
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >"The coming mania for inclusion will erode standards of merit and
> >excellence"
> >
> >[....]
> >
> >"Music critic Alex Ross triggered outrage against the Chicago Symphony
> >Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra last week when he tweeted that
> >they had programmed no female composers in their 2018-2019 seasons. Never
> >mind that over most of music history, the greatest composers have been
> >male.
>
> Well, at one time, it could be said that the greatest performers were male
> (disputable, but it could easily be said, and looking at the makeup of
> orchestras a century ago, understandable).  Are you saying that there
> AREN'T
> ANY great women composers? Do those orchestras limit their repertory to
> ONLY
> the greatest male composers? I'm guessing if we looked at their
> repertories,
> some of us would find names that'd prompt us to hold our noses.
>
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