Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tainted by experience - John Drummond

"Minorities matter, especially since majorities are so often wrong."

"For me, knowing more has always meant understanding more, and therefore enjoying more."

"That unfamiliarity was the obstacle, not complexity, became a basic tenet of my musical belief."

Quotations from Tainted By Experience, A Life In The Arts by John Drummond. During his long career in the arts John Drummond (left) was Controller of BBC Radio 3, and Director of both the Proms and Edinburgh Festival. He died yesterday aged 71, his adventurous programming and prescient musical tastes will be sorely missed.

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