About the album
Modernity is 600 years old, said Kagel; at the heart of his conception of tradition is what Baudelaire called correspondance, or the illumination of the past by the present and vice-versa. Kagel's development was Promethean, only comparable to that of someone
like Stravinsky. One of the reasons for this is his lifelong heightened sensitivity to repetition. We understand Kagel in the same way we
understand a foreign language we do not speak fluently. We may know a certain word, but one of its multiple meanings will remain hidden.
14Unguis incarnatus est
15For Us: Happy Birthday to You !