Thursday, December 06, 2007

Atonal music is bad for your sex life

On an Overgrown Path passes on this extract from Joan Peyser's biography of Pierre Boulez:
The German psychologist Dr Weisenhutter interviewed the musicians of the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and found them beset by psychogenic illnesses. The players are impotent. They hate new music. After playing it they cannot engage in sexual activity. This is understandable, for musicians are emotional people and if a musician is not convinced of the validity of what he does, his sexual life is bound to suffer.

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