Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hilarity and Boredom: The Connection

Perhaps, just perhaps, boredom is the quintessential classical music question.  If you stop to think of it: How can Beethoven be boring? 

Perhaps, just perhaps, the point is that boring means you don't get it.

Get what?


I am rereading short stories of Leonard Michaels, who claimed he knew nothing about music.  But his stories, some of which are two sentences long, are fundamentally lyrical in a most contemporary yet totally classical way.