This is my certainty: those who don’t sing don’t know the greatest joy.
This is the best Milhaud that will survive the time: the light but well constructed, the simple but ingenious. And I am afraid always not-‚polytonal’… at least not in the experimental levels that some works have. Because no one can really stand a ‚rigorous‘ so called polytonal piece for too long.
The Song is the most basic nutrient of the musician. If you lose contact with it, you lose contact with music itself.
Powerful Music has always a will that is equal to its substance. This will is what makes music unravel and move forward. But the will is also defined by the resistance it encounters, by its inherent resistors but also by resistance from outside of it. We get an idea of the power of this will by feeling along with it its resistance.
I am also a very big Fan of the lyricism of Vaughan Williams and share his love for English folk songs.