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  • Nothing is so common as to see a political upheaval pass practically unnoticed merely because the names of the leaders and their parties remain the same.

    Party   Names   Leader  
    "Music, Ho!". Book by Constant Lambert, "The Revolutionary Situation", p. 31, 1934.
  • The average English critic is a don manqué, hopelessly parochial when not exaggeratedly teutonophile, over whose desk must surely hang the motto (presumably in Gothic lettering) "Above all no enthusiasm".

    'Opera' December 1950
  • Music, from being an ordered succession of sounds, has become a matter of "sonorities", and anyone who can produce a brightly coloured brick of unusual shape is henceforth hailed as an architect.

    Sound   Shapes   Matter  
    "Music, Ho!". Book by Constant Lambert, Hogarth Press edition, "Toute réaction est vraie", p. 91, 1985.
  • The whole trouble with a folk song is that once you have played it through there is nothing much you can do except play it over again and play it rather louder. Most Russian music, indeed, consists in ringing changes on this device, skilfully disguised though the fact may be.

    Song   Play   May  
    'Music Ho!' (1934) ch. 3
  • Once embarked on a course of sensationalism, the composer is forced into a descending spiral spin from which only the most experienced pilot can flatten out in time.

    "Music, Ho!". Book by Constant Lambert, "Music and the Naughty 'Nineties", Hogarth Press edition, p. 64, 1985.
  • It is only comparatively primitive machinery that affords a stimulus, and there is already a faint period touch about Pacific 231 and Le Pas d'Acier. One feels...that Prokofieff should have written ballets about the spinning jenny and the Luddite riots; that Honegger should have been there to celebrate the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway and the death of Huskisson with a "Symphonie Triomphale et Funèbre".

    "Music, Ho!". Book by Constant Lambert, Hogarth Press edition, "Mechanical Romanticism", pp. 209-10, 1934.
  • Revolutionaries themselves are the last people to realize when, through force of time and circumstance, they have gradually become conservatives. It is scarcely to be wondered at if the public is very nearly as slow in the uptake.

    "Music, Ho!". Book by Constant Lambert. "The Revolutionary Situation", p. 31, 1934.
  • To the seeker after the new, or the sensational, to those who expect a sinister frisson from modern music, it is my melancholy duty to point out that all the bomb throwing and guillotining has already taken place.

    "Music, Ho!". Book by Constant Lambert , "The Revolutionary Situation", p. 32, 1934.
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