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Yes, Beethoven's Fifth Is A Warhorse. Now Stop Your Whining And Love It.
"The landscape is saturated with information, the age of mechanical reproduction that Walter Benjamin so famously worried over is now inherent. One could think of warhorses as the monopolizing surplus of that reproduction, reprints squeezing out the space for new releases. But one could also think of them as watchclock checkpoints -- fixed stations in the cultural warehouse, keys that we need to periodically turn in order to keep our bearings among an ever-expanding floor plan." Boston Globe 11/17/12
Posted November 18, 2012 08:42 AM




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