The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123431   Message #2717907
Posted By: glueman
07-Sep-09 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: What is The Tradition?
Subject: RE: What is The Tradition?
Not my religion at all, no music is. My tradition is an enjoyment of C20th rural romantic revival music for its simplicity and contrast to what else is around. An agreeable noise (usually) of universal values and themes in counterpoint to the industrialised age from which it emerged.

The past is unknowable, fragmented, a different country. It's foolish to project our expectations on a 'history' arrived at from so few sources and from a specific social milieu. We are creatures of our time, not another.