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In defense of the musicians
- From: Khupenikes <Khupenikes...>
- Subject: In defense of the musicians
- Date: Sun 26 Mar 2000 11.04 (GMT)
can you accept that not only scholars are on this list? I understood that
it's open to everybody involved/interested in Jewish music (should I start
Personally, I think it's just our different backgrounds which make this list
interesting, and enjoyable. We can all learn from each other, music lovers
from musicians from musicologists, and vice versa. Let's just correct each
other's errors, and not get angry and offending that fast...
I don't think it's possible to always avoid generalization, without all
contributions becoming twelve times as long... Again, it's an open platform,
and many of us will keep making mistakes with pointing out interesting
aspects, but that shouldn't keep us from doing so. I certainly don't want to
miss Matt's contributions, and I also don't want to miss yours. I think
everyone's glad to benefit from your most impressive knowledge.
By the way, I also don't wanna miss Henry's book. I really can't judge it
from a scholar's point of view, and I don't know whether Henry's intention
was to win some science award at all, but from a musician's and music lover's
perspective it's a gorgeous work. One of its merits, besides all valuable
information, is that it's readable and enjoyable for all the klezmorim and
patriotn out there, and that's what helps keeping klezmer music alive, too!
After all, we're all in it for the music.
Imagine a concert without wrong notes... what a bore!
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