I am in the process of listening to it (thanks to the podcast) in small sections.
Originally Posted by 3rd Viennese School
For me, the most thought-provoking point so far (apart from the various definitions of what a "symphony" is) was the comment about how indirectly, the rise to power of the Nazis, and the resulting murder or dispora of musicians, played a big role in snuffing out the great German symphonic tradition. The reference to Weill for example, who started down the symphonic track but then left and switched to other modes of expression...
Any thoughts here about that aspect, from 3VS and others?
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9