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from the start


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Weniger plakativ und direkt als episch verwoben erschliesst sich damit der Weg vom Brunner Augustinerzogling, ab ovo musikantischen Universalisten, mit Mannerchoren kompositorisch debutierenden, volkskundlich sammelwutigen Vollblutpadagogen uber den streitbaren Publizisten und national ambitionierten Spiritus Rector des mahrischen Parts von Brunns Musikleben zum spat arrivierten Vorkampfer der Moderne, Initiator eines sprachgenerierten Melodieprinzips und Schopfer konzertanter wie musikdramatischer Schlusselwerke mit revolutionaren Sujets.
Go back a couple of decades to the sappy Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala, which was a prologue to the austere Musical Offering.
After revealing the ending, the novel doubles back to introduce the main characters, if not ab ovo, then far back in their uniformly lamentable histories.
While some colleagues reacted with indignation at his airing of private documents, he notes that the piece was warmly welcomed by the general readership-"particularly artists with whom I was friends at the time." Of course, it hardly needs pointing out today, when the celebrity artist has become a media cliche, that Pincus-Witten's essay did not create ab ovo the figure we've come to recognize so intimately as Eva Hesse.
More radical than this ab ovo mode of reasoning may be one in which the beginninglessness of the endless dialogue is also recognized.
All this goes back to the initial assumption that the nature of the play is essentially static and unchanging, to the extent that, for instance, the Planchon formula of a Tartuffe 'seduisant et jeune' (for which Pommier reserves particular venom) is nullified ab ovo by the fact that Du Croisy, the first to play the role, was neither.