Unlike Parry, who warned against the effect of the masses on concerts, Kretzschmar actually seemed to think that the masses were in danger from concerts of art music. He considered the “cult of pretentious and incomprehensible instrumental music” detrimental to musical life as a whole.7 In the Musikalische Zeitfragen, Kretzschmar distinguished between (freie) “free” and […]

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The US is warning Russia and the Syrian regime against more airstrikes in Syria. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley warned them that there would be “dire consequences”if they continue airstrikes on Idlib, the last rebel held area in Syria. She promised the US would respond to any use of chemical weapons, though Defense Secretary James Mattis […]

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