“Humanity lives by trial and error, sometimes committing errors of a
monumental scale. Architectural and urbanist modernism belong—like
communism—to a class of errors from which there is little or nothing to
learn or gain. . . . Modernism’s fundamental error, however, is to
propose itself as a universal (i.e., unavoidable and necessary)
phenomenon, legitimately replacing and excluding traditional solutions.” The architect Leon Krier. Equally applicable to music.