The amusement I got at seeing myself mentioned last week in one of my favorite blogs -- (Jeremy Denk, for anyone who doesn't know, is as interesting and thoughtful a writer as he is a pianist) -- is only compounded by the fact that I now have a blog myself to mention it in.
The real point, though, is Denk's very funny post evaluating classical music in terms of the financial crisis.
This week brought fresh revelations that the Boston Symphony, among many leading organizations, is heavily leveraged in atonal credit swaps, more than the most pessimistic theorists had previously forecast. “It’s astounding,” one board member remarked (who preferred to remain anonymous), “one half of the orchestra is this solid, unimpeachable Brahms and Beethoven business, you know, transactions we can all understand, but some renegade arts administrators were trading on this Triple-B rating to run a whole other side business, Schoenberg, Boulez, Messiaen, even Wuorinen … well, who knows how that stuff works?”
March 31, 2009; 5:15 AM ET
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