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Clearly we all agree that the second theme in the first movement of the Emperor Concerto is "junk." Furthermore, it's well known that the first subject of the ninth contrapunctus in The Art of The Fugue is "intrusive." Here: The always fascinating Mr. Gould on artistic neuroses, improvisatory chutzpah, and "programmatic scaffolds." G.G.'s opinions range from the provocative to the downright wacky- but there is something profound here in his comments on the need for justification in artistic expression...
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