Cultural appropriation

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Message 16595 · 20 Mar 1999 05:07:38 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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dear bryan and etienne,

comparisons are odious, someone once said, but..... i LOVE accordions
and i LOVE fiddles, but they are different instruments. one accordion can
fill a
hall with glorious dance music... a fiddle has real trouble. concert music?
yes of
course, but for the lift that comes with a big sound, the accordion is
superior.

Quality: it is my impression that the fiddle is more difficult to play well,
so there
are a lot more "not great" fiddlers than accordion players. on the other
hand,
at the "high end" the world recognizes more heifitz' than karloff's. (boris
karloff
is the sensational accordionist who played on michael heman's wonderful old
folkdance records.)

snobbery: definitely a factor.

subjectivity: very much alive and well.

and "old men" ??!!! i can't believe that made it past the censor.

music is wonderful and good music even more so

cece

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