New Artistic Cycle as per Rossini in 1868. His words apply to now. I thus begin this blog with the quote by opera composer, G.Rossini. It is from his letter dated June 21, 1868. It states: ” Delight must be the basis and aim of this art. Simple melody-clear rhythm.” My source is Serious Music-and All That Jazz. It was written by Henry Pleasants. He contributed articles on European musical events to The New York Times. He also wrote regularly for Opera Quarterly. He alsowas London editor for the magazine Stereo Review. He also was the London music critic for the International Herald Tribune.
Pleasants contributed articles on European musical events to The New York Times. He wrote regularly for Opera Quarterly. In addition, he was London editor for the magazine Stereo Review. For 30 years, beginning in 1967, was the London music critic for the International Herald Tribune.
I, blogger, David, just gave a concert at under the sponsorship of the Ted Lewis Museum. I am also a composer of opera. My book writer and lyricist is my wife, Sharon. Our opera, to be announced, uses melody in a big way. Rhythm, of course, must always be solid . However, in our opera it will take a back seat to memorable melodies.
Check out the internal link right below. I worked with Rubinoff for 15 years. Rubinoff and His Violin made up to $500,000.00 yearly in the 1930’s. His secret was playing beautiful melody better than anyone else. Yes, “There’s gold in them thar hills”
|Born||May 12, 1910|
|Died||January 4, 2000 (aged 89)|
|Occupation||Spy, music critic|
New Artistic Cycle Foreshadowed in Another Quote
Pleasants relates a 2nd applicable quote. Joseph Addison wrote the following the The Spectator. It is dated April 3, 1711: ...Taste is not to conform to the art, but art to the taste. The public is longing for what is beautiful. As stated in the lyrics found in the musical ‘ Ain’t Misbehavin:
Find out what they like, and how they like it, and let him have it just that way
Give them what they want, and when they want it, without a single word to say
Three cheers for melody!