So I was saying that Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps is surely an excellent piece, but that given the 70 or so years since its inception, it isn't really astonishing anymore.
"Nuh uh," my interlocutor insisted. "It's still astonishing."
I mean, I guess. But not really astonishing. It's well known and widely performed and studied, so how astonishing can it really be? Perhaps this is a semantic or rhetorical squabble, but still...
"Nuh uh. I'll prove it."
Mimir Chamber proves 'Quartet for the End of Time' still has power to astonish
Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News, 7/14/2010
But wait. What's a "Mimir Chamber"?
Okay. Title-writing guy? Couple-a things.
"Mimir Festival" or even simply "Mimir" would have been perfectly clear shorthand for "Mimir Chamber Music Festival." Although one is thankful your preferred truncation was not some nouveau-cable station abbreviation like "MimFest," "Mimir Chamber" is bad and dumb and unclear to boot.
Second, and through fault of neither author nor inept title-writer:
...Texas Christian University's PepsiCo Recital Hall...
Fucking hell, people. Way to render unto Caesar what is Caesar's.