Saturday, November 29, 2008

People no longer seem to value listening


It's not a genius prize. But I can reblog this post from Classical-Iconoclast without too much embarassment as I did not write the Gergive article; the author was another prickly music lover.

Please read this article "Why I am sorely disillusioned by Gergiev" on the blog On An Overgrown Path. Now this is intelligent, analytical, well reasoned writing by someone who knows what he is talking about. Personally I couldn't care less about Gergiev's politics but they are symptomatic of G's approach to music. I love a lot of Gergiev's work, even when he's crass. But the scary thing is that his new popularity demonstrates something even more scary in this superficial soundbite era of "instant" thrills. People no longer seem to value listening, learning, thinking. Read Overgrown Path, it is what seriously good blogging can be. I wish I could write as well as that.
If the LSO want the full score it is here. Song credit Mark A. Mandel. Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as "fair use", for the purpose of study, review or critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Report broken links, missing images and errors to - overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk

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