You know, jakeblues, I did not even make a moral assessment here. WHETHER or NOT the formation of the f 64 group was to create a reason for obtaining money is really beside the point as far as the underlying aesthetic is concerned.
We would ALL like to think that more refined and worthy alterior motives played the leading role here but, even with my love of classical music, probably the commissions and 'whom you knew' mattered more to the composers than purists like David Lyga would like to believe. Life is life and creating sublimation where such is neither warranted nor deserved holds danger for the sake of the truth. Truisms are not always true. - David Lyga