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As everybody knows, schoolteachers tend to be bossy, pompous, vain, opinionated, and hard-boiled. This is merely their front, their advertising. Inside they are timid and overscrupulous. Their music, in consequence, comes out looking obscure and complex. Its subject matter, on the other hand, and its musical material are likely to be oversubtle and dilute. When we say nowadays that a work is "academic" we mean all this and more. We mean that the means employed are elaborate out of all proportion to the end achieved. Virgil Thomson

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