a: conductor ~
b: the priest on Sunday


"One of the things I find myself doing in Boston with my own orchestra is greeting people when they come into the hall,' he says. 'I'm just about to take them on an amazing journey so I should be there to welcome them. The music profession is very careless; the conductor is like the priest on Sunday - we are the holders of the sacred flame. We fall into the trap of becoming removed and aloof - that's exactly the opposite of what we should do"

Writer: Benjamin Zander
Date: Feb 19 2014 3:37 PM

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