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Thanks PLUS, what a story! I was expecting only cuteness (perhaps Nora had died) but this is much juicier laugh

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“We gave the piece serious consideration because it was quite well written,” Guy Livingstone, one of the judges, said in 1997. “It reminded us of Anton Webern. If Webern had a cat, this is what Webern’s cat would have written.”

That led to an exchange of letters between Professor Cotel and the Webern biographer Allen Forte. Along the way, Professor Cotel said he realized that Ketzel’s “exquisite atonal miniature” used only 10 pitches of the chromatic scale. “The two missing pitches are G natural and B-flat” — the opening notes of Domenico Scarlatti’s famous Fugue in G minor, known as the “Cat’s Fugue.”

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The last paragraph of the article - very funny!


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"It takes approximately one year to write 18 bars of a serialist piece. Ironically the end result is impossible to distinguish from random note bashing, which takes less than a minute to compose." laugh


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The Times usually has pre-written obits in the can, ready to go. Can you imagine the order to write this one up?

I can hear them on the floor, "do you know how many important PEOPLE never get a whiff at a Times obituary, and here we are making one for a nudnik ketsel." grin

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