03. December 2013 · Comments Off on Gotta Love Lorin Maazel! · Categories: Quotes

Kim Kardashian Goes Without Underwear, Takes Bathroom Selfie
Dec 1, 2013
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The following comment can also be read in the preferred language of the reader. The translation is made by computer. Please forgive errors.
Living in the backwaters of the Arts, I have to rely on services that inform the public about things that matter, like Yahoo’s “Trending Now”.
I thus can keep abreast of significant events such as Kim K. not wearing underwear.
We classical musicians wrestle year after year with the intricacies of orchestration, the philosophical implications of a phrase, the challenge of matching sonorities of orchestral groupings, the agogic of an interpretation, the goal of identifying a basic tempo for each composition performed, plotting rehearsal strategy so that maximum results can be achieved within the confines of a pre-determined time frame and adapting to acoustical properties of each venue for maximum effect. How comforting to know that there are millions out there who tremble at the very thought of KK’s skin, her every word, her boy friend.
How foolish I feel never having heard of the lady until a few weeks ago.
More power to her.
May she enjoy the clout given her by worshiping fans.
Tempted as I am to chuck it all in favor of hoping to share a KK Selfie,
I seem to be unable to distance myself from the Titans of Classical Music.
This week I’m having a bout with Richard Strauss.
I’ll sum up my impressions in a separate posting but I’d like it to be known
that as admirable as underwear-less Kim’s moving through the ether of the real world may sound,
there are still a few of us who march to different tunes.
– Lorin Maazel

I read it here.

03. December 2013 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Three · Categories: Advent

New York Polyphony