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[Article] Thoughts on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Imaginative Conservative is part of my daily reading, and though this article dates from 2011, it serves as a nice primer for the music of the great maestro.

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[Art] ‘A Culture of Fake Originality’ by Roger Scruton

Thanks to a regular poster over at Tumblr, I’ve been given the pleasure of being introduced to the writing of Roger Scruton over at Aeon Magazine, who pens an essay deconstructing the phoniness of today’s art. Both artist and buyer are complicit in allowing this contagion to spread.

I expect to link more to Scruton’s long-form essays in the future.