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A glimpse of the sublime

A glimpse of the sublime

One nice feature of the Classic iPod is that it has so much capacity that you can store tens of thousands of tracks of music and play them back in ‘shuffle’ mode --- a vast potpourri of, at least in my iPod’s case, a massive variety of genres and moods.

Today my iPod cycled through into a somewhat obscure piece by the great master J.S. Bach --- Violin and Keyboard Sonata no. 5, BWV 1018, the third movement, the Adagio, played by the inimitable masters Jaime Laredo and Glenn Gould.

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A few quotes from great musicians about the performer's relationship with the music

A few quotes from great musicians about the performer's relationship with the music

Although these three quotes are all from Classical performers, I think they apply to any genre of music and indeed to many roles in life!

This is an element of my own view of musicianship, as articulated by three of my favorite players. By the way, it's an honor to the Jewish people that all four of these guys are of that lineage (as are many other great musicians).

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