"My efforts even in my young days were to rend the listeners' hearts with chords. It's a subtle matter and not achieved by mere discordance. Music is not made agonizing by crude events; it is the contrast between the sweet and the hard that is heart-rending."
— Percy Grainger, as quoted in the notes to John Eliot Gardiner's glorious 1996 Grainger CD (see esp. "Shallow Brown").