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August 14, 2018


I love "inadvertent prophetic plagiarism" -- as a phrase & as a noble accomplishment. -- DL

"Impudent prophetic plagiarism" is even better, of course. -- DL

Hats off to Tovey, one of the two truly great writers on music (Rosen being the other) of the last century--at least in English, and, as Eliot said in calling Yeats the century's greatest poet, in any language, as far as I can tell.

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