James Tobin wrote:
>>Jim also takes Karl Miller to task for sticking his neck out by suggesting
>>that "Shostakovich's writing is more about emotion and Prokofiev's writing
>>is more often about music".
>I did not "take him to task.," and certainly not for what he meant
>to say, which I tended to agree with. I was simply noting that some
>philosophers would quarrel with his use of the word "about" in this
I should add, that it has been many years since I have felt that I have
been taken to task on anything I have posted on this list. I appreciate
different points of view and I love to hear them. I love hearing from
those who are passionate about music, even if they hate the music I love,
or think I am full of hot air. With those thoughts in mind, probably
most of you will notice that I usually preface my pontifications with
things like..."it seems to me," or, "from my perspective."
That said, could you elaborate a bit more about my use of the word,