by Chris Gaffney
Good morning and happy Friday. You all know the drill by now, today’s Pfennig will be another group effort starting with some comments from the big boss Frank Trotter:
On the way in Thursday I was thinking about the decomposing composers. As Monty Python said “there’s less of them every year.” We learn in history classes again and again that what we consider the giants amongst authors, artists, inventors, and yes – composers may not have even been noticed in their era, or died destitute and unappreciated. Those who were the talk of the town have faded into obscurity. Some of this is good public relations management. To the victors go the ability to rewrite the commentary. For others it just took longer for people to figure out how great they were. Maybe even a random article or book by an enthusiast; there will be plenty of those in the post Internet era I suspect.