December 10, 2009

the preference of monsters

Jeremy Denk (pianist, blogger) on the use of Schubert in Twilight: New Moon.

This was one of these moments where Popular Culture decides for a capricious instant that Hundreds Of Years Of The Western Canon are temporarily useful for appropriation; it does classical music a huge favor by Noticing It. Lovers of classical music are supposed to beam and pant like a petted dog, grateful for any and all attention. Wag wag, woof woof, good boy, go play in your cute tuxedo now!

Go read the whole thing. Even if you hate Twilight and have no idea who Schubert is.