Saturday, August 20, 2005

Modest maestro - marvellous journalism

No grandstanding, no false emotions, no veneer of extra-musical pretensions. The music, pure and unadorned, was to be allowed to breathe and speak. In a business where egos can be as inflated as a Bruckner symphony, Mackerras's lack of pretension stands out....

Just a brief taster from a wonderful four page profile of a wonderful musician in this morning's Guardian. Stephen Moss' journalism sets a benchmark mere mortals like me can only dream of reaching. Sir Charles Mackeras sets an example other dotcom maestros can only dream of following.

Read it.

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