Thursday, July 13, 2006


Should art be easy? Frank Furedi discusses the issue in today's Telegraph:

Today, the policy of inclusion makes no attempt to cultivate and elevate the public taste. On the contrary, it regards the taste of the public as something to flatter and celebrate. Official cultural politics is not merely populist, it is also philistine.

Link (Via ArtsJournal)

There's certainly a lot of artistic work in what I'm doing today: practicing, rehearsing, four hours of master classes, and then Beethoven and Brahms violin/piano sonatas and a Prokofiev violin concerto reduction at tonight's concert.

Then again, I find nothing objectionable with expending a tremendous amount of energy and time so that others can enjoy what we do in their leisure time.

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