Where the River Bends: The Cologne School in Retrospect
Fox, Christopher, Musical Times
ATTACHING LABELS to art and artists is a difficult exercise. Critics, and perhaps audiences too, like labels because they provide a short-cut to understanding; artists tend to resist them because they imply a shortage of that most marketable asset, individuality. Few artists respond well to comparisons of their work with that of other artists, but there are historical instances where labels can also be a way of acknowledging that at a particular time and in a particular place something new and important occurred and that this was, in some sense, a collective aesthetic achievement. It seems to me that the music produced by a group of young composers in Cologne between the mid-1970s and the …
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Publication information: Article title: Where the River Bends: The Cologne School in Retrospect. Contributors: Fox, Christopher - Author. Magazine title: Musical Times. Volume: 148. Issue: 1901 Publication date: Winter 2007. Page number: 27+. © Musical Times Publications, Ltd. Autumn 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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