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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000775.txt from 2004/10

From: "Karl Krelove" <karlkrelove@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 18:57:00 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Michlin [mailto:amichlin@-----.com]

At 12:41 PM 10/25/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>Mozart doesn't need "tricks". If students don't respond to his music,
>maybe it's not the right time, maybe it's not the right place. If they're
>going to come to Mozart it has to be on their terms; after all, it's their
>ears, their brain, their time. And if they *don't* ever come to Mozart,
>IT DOESN'T MATTER. It's their life.

Right. And it doesn't matter if they learn to read. It's their life. It
doesn't matter if they learn to write. It's their life. It doesn't matter
if they learn math. It's their life.

These aren't equivalent. The first statement is more like saying that it
doesn't matter if they ever come to Shakespeare, not if they ever learn to
read. You deal more directly with the point later in your post, but
proposing this as a counter is an over-reaction. It's hard to argue sensibly
when you're so emotionally charged up.

Karl Krelove

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