More jewels from the musically pompous:
About the last movement of a symphony: "Simpson compares the nineth to a grinning skeleton which is dismissed by a harshly brilliant, irrepressible coda."
Grinning skeleton? Now, where does this cat get his mushrooms?
Other hints to know you are in the company of great writers: "poignant utterance" "luminous" "disquiet and foreboding" "rising terraces of keys"
I should get into the CD liner note biz. Why not this: "The composer has given us a vision of distilled inquietude marked by chromatic demarcations and a confluence of post-tonal gestures all topped off nicely with crumbled pathos and feta. Great with a nice Chianti!"