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Intriguing repertoire filled a sumptuous concert. How curious and strangely brethren the two works stood, side-by-side, Rachmaninoff's second concerto for two pianos, and Messiaen's "Visions de…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Torello Apr 21, 2011.
"People were not yet bold enough to attribute values --- even infinite ones --- to the immediate, unforeseen, unforeseeable, and unimportant products of the moment. The principle that you win at every throw had not yet been enunciated."
-- On Mallarmé, Paul Valéry
If we could summon the temerity to speak of Mahler's…Continue
Posted on January 13, 2012 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments
"For all human sentiments there is a time of early blossoming, a day of generous enthusiasm that gradually fades until nothing is left of happiness but a memory, and glory is known for delusion. Of all these delicate and short-lived emotions, none so resemble love as the passion of a young artist for his art, as he is about to enter on the blissful martyrdom of his career of glory and disaster, of vague expectations and real disappointments".
— The Unknown Masterpiece, Honoré de Balzac.
Posted on April 11, 2011 at 2:00am — 1 Comment