DavID one of edgard varèse's favorite quotations was from an autobiographical novel by the fin-de-siècle French author Jules renard: "Tout le monde ne peut pas être orphelin": "not everyone is able to be an orphan." Given the combination of mishap and intention that led to the destruction of varèse's early works, it is difficult to listen to Amériques (?191821), Offrandes (1921), or Hyperprism (19223) without having to agree with the composer's even more direct assertion: "Moi, je suis l'ancêtre." However, as larry stempel made clear in the title and content of his 1974 Musical Quarterly article, "not even varèse can be an orphan": stempel's discovery of a 1906 song, supposedly lost, made clear the links between varèse and the French musical milieu in which he had matured.1 John Cage's enthusiasm for varèse's work was considerable: he praised it on many occasions, perhaps most generously in a short 1958 article, reproduced in Silence, which concludes as follows: "That he fathered forth noise--that is to say, into twentieth-century music--makes him more relevant to present musical necessity than even the viennese masters."2 Coming from a former pupil of arnold schoenberg, one of those selfsame viennese masters, this is strong praise indeed.
American Music – University of Illinois Press
Published: Nov 24, 2010
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera