Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"I have diminishing interest in posterity," Spano said. "I no longer feel that the test of the value of something is time. What's much more important is the power of a musical experience in a given moment. And that can happen with a Paganini violin piece that most of us agree shouldn't be called a masterpiece. I think of composers as setting up possibilities, not creating objects....Pieces of music are wormholes, which we can enter to escape our normal experience of time."

from Measure for Measure: Exploring the Mysteries of Conducting
Justin Davidson, The New Yorker, August 21, 2006

No comments: