Strauss and Mahler Re-Enact Your Favorite Movie Moments (2) (Click to enlarge.)Previously. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
Hello Matthew — The S and M comic strip afforded some welcome giggles. Giggles are A Good Thing.>>But … Gustav Mahler DID know how to swim. I just ran this quickly by Henry Louis de la Grange. Not only that, Alfred Roller said that Mahler had a great body.>>You could have had Mahler saying: “Lieber Richard, my physician has advised me no longer to swim or take any other form of strenuous exercise.”>>It’s let’s-be-pedantic day here in 02139.>>Therefore …Stephen Walsh in his recent book has asserted that Stravinsky couldn’t swim.>>Well he can’t have seen the Richard Leacock documentary which shows the great man at home in Beverly Hills emerging from his swimming pool all wet and happy.>>Therefore …
An extraneous and unintended “Therefore …” got into the Stephen Walsh paragraph.>>The one at the end was intended.>>Sorry!
Ear trumpet: yeah, I know. But never let the facts stand in the way of a good joke, or something like that. (As for the cheap pseudo-Freudian explanation, at least Freud and Mahler did actually meet.)>>Walsh is beyond reproach because he’s not even funny. Besides, how could he miss that photo in the Taruskin book of Igor standing <>buck naked<> on a pier, obviously getting ready to skinny-dip? Boggles the mind.
I am impressed with your cartooning!
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An exception to the rule that sequels are poor imitations of the original.