Sunday, February 8, 2015

Oh, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!

Music—and every other art—is expressive in the same sense as a cry or a gesture.… When Hamlet says, Oh what a roque and peasant slave am I! he is not giving information to the census-taker; he is exhibiting his whole being's consciousness at that moment. — Jacques Barzun, The Meaning of Meaning in Music


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