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“The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal”*…

Here, via the Economist, a wonderful preview of the (broadly applicable) ideas that animate Austin Kleon‘s upcoming book:

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* Pablo Picasso (or was it…?)

 

As we apprehend appropriate appropriation, we might wish a harmonious Happy Birthday to Aaron Copland; the composer, writer, teacher, and conductor was born on this date in 1900.  To Austin’s insights above, it’s worth noting that Copland’s best-known composition, “Appalachian Spring,” relied centrally on the “stolen” Shaker hymn, “Simple Gifts.”

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Written by LW

November 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

Sunday at the Opera with Enrico…

From the Caruso Archive in Denmark, a set of digitally-remastered recordings of Enrico Caruso, “The Golden Voice of the Century,” available for free download.

Bravo!

As we clear our throats, we might wish feliz cumpleaños to Caruso’s (rough) contemporary, Pablo Picasso, born on this date in 1881…

Modigliani, Picasso and André Salmon (l to r) in front the Café de la Rotonde, Paris, 1916

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Written by LW

October 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

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