October 29, 2013

The Fast and the Curious

Score: Jonathan Swift and the annoyance of music.
Boston Globe, October 27, 2013.

A talk with Krzysztof Penderecki.
Boston Globe, October 29, 2013.


Mark Hodges said...

I had no idea that Swift had issues with music. That is rather hilarious and sad at the same time, not to mention the irony of his appointment over St. Patrick's.

Does a recording of his "Cantata" exist, or is it relegated purely to history? I would love to hear a rendition of that, it sounds like an experience, to say the least!


Matthew said...

I don't think anyone has ever recorded it. You can see the score here:


I like the Joycean mutation of "rondelays" into "Round Delays."