|"Didn't Ayn Rand write somewhere (I think it was "The Romantic Manifesto") that Beethoven's music was written from a malevolent universe premise?"|
She did, and I also read (in Jeff Walker's book, so take with a grain of salt...) that someone at ARI or TOC said that, "well, she was probably right..."
She also hated folk music...and her preference to lite opera over jazz is well documented in LETTERS OF AYN RAND. She didn't like Mozart from what I understand, either. She didn't like... she didn't like....she thought so and so was such and such...
But she also wrote that music is so personal and subjective that is not possible to make judgements on musical preference, that it's every man for himself.
So instead of wondering about her dislikes, we could take interest in what she did like. Has anyone seen this site (MUSIC WITH AN AYN RAND CONNECTION)?
Also, I was wondering if anyone has ever heard, or knows about the song "Will'o the Wisp" that she liked? I originally thought that Duane Eddy, the rock guitarist who gave it to her, wrote it, but that's not right. But I am dying to hear it. Rand wanted to use that song along with a part of LA TRAVIATA as part of the abandoned novel portrayed in JOURNALS OF AYN RAND. I would love to have read that, I really wish that novel had been finished...if there is a heaven, my conception of it would be a library of all the unfinished music and literature of all my favorite artists.