Friday, August 11, 2006
What about German composer-bloggers?
I don't know of any German composers who are blogging, and a search of Blogger for "Komponist" went empty. In part, this must be because Germans in general are latecomers to blogging, but also - and this is only a guess - the whole Feuilleton culture here raises expectations about writings from artists, with high value placed on serious pronouncements about anything. (You know: Dichter und Denker. Alles über Musik, Gott, und die Welt. Dem Wahren, Schönen, Guten. Etc..) A more casual form of writing, perhaps posing more questions than answers, like blogging, may just not fit easily into the old job description of Ein Kunstler.