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Re: Interesting mis-quote
Obviously in my haste, I typed the quote backwards.
I could have fired up my favorite search engine
too. How lame... Did you actually read and understand
it? Are you as big an asshole as you sound?
For those who care, the following reference to 'frozen music'
is from Emerson's Essay "Discipline" (sound familiar Fripp
fans?) Which, by the way, I originally read *over twenty
years ago*. So sue me. I stand by my original understanding
of it (which Bretty obviously missed):
"A leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related
to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
Each particle is a microcosm, and faithfully renders the
likeness of the world."
"Not only resemblances exist in things whose analogy is
obvious, as when we detect the type of the human hand in
the flipper of the fossil saurus, but also in objects wherein
there is great superficial unlikeness. Thus architecture is
called "frozen music," by De Stael and Goethe."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bret" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: Interesting mis-quote
> It is unfortunate that as you fight for truth and
> rationalism that you can't remember one of your
> "favorite musical quotes' worth a damn, and clearly
> don't get the meaning of the actual quote.
> According to emerson in
> and in
> 'architecture is called "frozen music," by De Stael
> and Goethe'
> and in
> 'Madame de Stael's Architecture is frozen music is
> borrowed from Goethe's dumb music, which is
> Vitruvius's rule, that the architect must not only
> understand drawing, but music.'
> > > Larry Tremblay wrote:
> > >
> > > > That's why "Music is frozen architecture" is one
> > of my favorite
> > > > musical quotes.
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