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Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Problem with Romanticism?

Anthony Tomassini discusses the great Romantic composers at the NYT. He’s putting together a list of the top 10 composers, and like us, he’s having a bit of hard time coming to terms with these artists. “For better or worse, their works still dominate the standard repertory. Yet their music is so personal and idiosyncratic […]

A Brief Happy Happy

Twenty ten is done, and we at Henri are a bit relieved. Not that it was a horror show of a year, it wasn’t. But it seemed endless as many long standing issues waited to be resolved. In other words it was a holding pattern year for Henri and many of our friends. Artists are […]

Paul Corio – Romanticism

Visions!  omens!  hallucinations!  miracles!  ecstasies! gone down the American river! Dreams!  adorations!  illuminations!  religions!  the whole boatload of sensitive bullshit! -from “Howl,” Allen Ginsberg, 1955 I’ve always considered myself pretty tough-minded when it comes to the evaluation of art – I don’t go in for mysticism, or, at the other end of the spectrum, jargon-laced […]

Romanticism in America – Part II

“I have heard what the talkers were talking . . . . the talk of the beginning and the end, But I do not talk of the beginning or the end. There was never any more inception than there is now, Nor any more youth or age than there is now; And will never be […]