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Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:35:37 -0400

Hi Trevor,

>> There must be examples in both directions, of course: "bad stuff" surviving 
>> (even thriving!), and "good stuff" disappearing.
> Didn't Bach's compositions vanish from the wider public
> for c. 100 years until Mendelssohn discovered and revived
> his St Matthew Passion?


> Of course, we can't know about "good stuff" that vanished and has not been 
> rediscovered :)

Have you ever heard Mozart's son's piano music? There are some pieces 
(especially the Mazurkas) which are clearly superior in construction and 
emotional depth to many of the more popular -- and thus, by Graham's 
definition, "better" -- pieces of other composers.


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