New Artistic Cycle as per Rossini in 1868

new artistic cycle forecasted by Rossini

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”

Ted Lewis Museum Paves the Way for Melody’s Big Return – DSO Works

 

Henry Pleasants
American music critic Henry Pleasants.jpg
BornMay 12, 1910
Wayne, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 4, 2000 (aged 89)
London, England
NationalityAmerican, British
OccupationSpymusic critic

Henry Pleasants (May 12, 1910 – January 4, 2000) was an American music critic and intelligence officer.

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!

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