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Here's some red meat from today's Wall Street Journal. Writing about the recent Los Angeles Philharmonic Minimalist Festival, Brett Campbell opines:
"Yet despite the immennse variety of music played here over two weeks, it all shared a rejection of almost two centuries of creeping musical complexity that, by the early 1960s, culminated in the dissonant atonal sounds that eventually alienated listeners."