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Introduction

  • Jacques Darras
  • Daniel Snowman

Abstract

‘The emergence of polyphony was the aesthetic equivalent of the development of democracy.’ Jacques Dar as dropped this remark casually over lunch one day. It was a provocative comment, of course, doubtless overstated, and not intended for public consumption. But when I challenged him he spoke lovingly of the music of Dufay and Josquin, the canvases of the Van Eycks and the political benevolence of Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy. I think this was the moment when in my mind at least I felt that this man had to be the 1989 BBC Reith Lecturer.

Keywords

French Revolution French Language Double Entendre Volcanic Force Intellectual Autobiography 
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Copyright information

© Jacques Darras and Daniel Snowman 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Darras
    • 1
  • Daniel Snowman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PicardyAmiensFrance
  2. 2.Features (BBC Radio)France

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