Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mahler is Mahler - no more and no less

'That uplifting and deeply-felt emotionally-charged live performance of Mahler's First Symphony was conducted by....' ~ BBC Radio 3 presenter

'Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo. And in doing so, you must leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Otherwise you impose yourself on the object and do not learn' ~ Basho
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1 comment:

Graeme said...

The Wigmore Hall in collaboration with radio 3 run lunchtime concerts for young artists. Very admirable. However if you are listening to radio 3 aroubd 11.30am on a Monday, youyare told how amazing the recital will be. If youygo to the Hall, the dj comes on stage to tell you what a wonderful concert we are about to hear.

Dumbing down of the worst kind. And to make it worse, I am not referring to an idiot such as Petroc, these are presenters who know about music