We are shaped not only by music, but also by our opinions about music.
What do amateurs glean from a week spent inundated by one piece of music?
Group mentality has invaded the world of education in ways that threaten the young.
Tradition is best understood as “the hand of the gardener.”
However impoverished a student’s experience, his taste will not remain at the level of ‘that’s what I like.’
It is very possible that, by chasing “relevance,” our conservatories will make themselves irrelevant.
The modern tendency is to reject the purpose and the primacy of the European classical canon itself.
There is, indeed, something very wrong with the state of higher music education in this country.
Education is the training of the sensibilities to love that which is worth loving.
The history of instrumental music and that of the cult of listening are interwoven with the history of the Church.