Re: Musical metaphor

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Posted by Yon Bard on March 15, 1999 at 08:32:47:

In Reply to: Re: Musical metaphor posted by R. John Howe on March 15, 1999 at 05:27:46:

: Dear Yon and Michael -

: I like both of these metaphors very much and they both speak to me.

: I do think that those who find Turkoman pieces too mechanical, alike and boring, simply haven't looked at them deeply enough to see the nice Haydn-ish moves in them. (Although I've not seen a Turkoman rug yet with Haydn's sense of humor.)

: And Mozart might be a shade sophisticated for my sense of much of Kurdish weaving but there is an aspect that fits very well. Someone has said that if Mozart has a flaw as a composer it is that he had too many musical ideas. The design and color use fecundity of Kurdish weaving seems very congruent with this aspect of Mozart as a musical metaphor.

: Regards,

: R. John Howe

If you find no sense of humor in Turkomans, please look at the wedding-procession panel on a Yomud tentband illustrated in Sotheby's NY catalog of sale 6687 (4/13/95) lot 17. Note, in partricular, the upside-down baby camel seeming to fall out of the lead camel's belly.

Regards, Yon

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