Can't find a source that agrees with "lay see". All I find is what I've always heard, "lay seece". Bill, can you explain your choice?
Dominique-René de Lerma
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 07:17 pm:
I agree (again) with the pronunciation of Les Six, but the worse pronunciation I have heard comes on Wisconsin Public Radio, and with Italian of all things. But I also wish someone would alert all announcers that Debussy is/are not the initials of Handy!
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 03:41 pm:
Dear Bill - I was intrigued that you discussed the ballet Parade. I'd never before heard any of the delightful score by Satie.
In particular, I wanted to draw your attention to the analysis of Parade written by so-called Marxist art critic, John Berger.
His insights are quite stunning with respect to the reactionary social function of the ballet. He argues that it consoled the upper-middle class patrons and served to “distract people from the truth”: the massive slaughter that was taking place just north of Paris , where the Second Battle of the Ainse was underway, in which 120,000 Frenchmen and 40,000 Germans would be killed.
The parallels to artists today, and their largely inept attempts to address the realities of our times is instructive.
I urge you to read Berger’s commentary on the subject: Berger, John (1965). The Success and Failure of Picasso. Penguin Books, Ltd. ISBN 978-0679737254.
I also offer my letter-to-the-editor on the safe subject that was posted at www.wsws.org