04. February 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

Unfortunately, we have fooled ourselves into thinking that the artist is meant to be a god, and is meant to deliver exactly what you hear in a recording. Many artists are crushed by that. We’re human. And, if I can do my bit to bring a little more humanity onto the classical stage, less perfection and more soul, more joy, well that’s good. When did we lose the joy of playing classical music? It’s almost like we have to suffer. Enough with depression!

-Gabriela Montero

(I was unfamiliar with this name until now.)

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