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Burt Bacharach Coulda Been An Avant-Garde Composer, Until ...

May 5, 2013

"I was very, very reluctant when it came to the second movement, because it was quite melodic instead of being harsh and dissonant [and] avant-garde. And he took me aside afterward, and maybe he sensed what I felt or maybe just his observation was: Never be ashamed of something that's melodic, one could whistle." NPR 05/04/13

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